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Utah Jazz to meet with Bobby Portis once free agency starts according to Tony Jones of the Athletic

It’s clear that the Utah Jazz are looking for shooting in free agency

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According to Tony Jones of the Athletic, the Utah Jazz will meet with Bobby Portis once free agency starts.

Rumors have already spread about the Jazz’s interest in Bobby Portis and now those rumors are turning out to be true.

This news coming after Nikola Mirotic signing with Barcelona makes it very clear that the Jazz’s offseason goal was to improve the shooting around stars, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert.

One of the biggest issues for Utah was their inability to score in the playoffs. Having a stretch four like Portis, who shot 39% from three last season, would help spread the floor immediately for both Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley. It would also help with Rudy Gobert rolling to the rim to not have two men in the paint blocking his way.

Obviously this isn’t a done deal, but at this point it’s clear that Utah is going for it for next season.