nate33 wrote:Utah is going to need some forwards though. They have a payroll of $106M if they keep Favors, $90M if they let him go. I could see them letting Favors go and making a run at Paul Millsap. They'll also need a backup center they can count on, but those guys are a dime-a-dozen.
Utah overpaid but it's really just the bench that's their problem, and their willingness to spend to round out the team and maybe keep it together. I doubt they let Favors go. It doesn't create enough cap space for them to really get anyone worthwhile, not that any major free agent would join them anyway, and gives them a smaller MLE. Gobert, Favors, Ingles, Mitchell and Conley might be the best SL in the league next season depending on where Kawhi signs. The Jazz bench is basically empty, though. Exum and Neto won't cut it. If they find someone good willing to sign with them for the MLE, they'd be well positioned to take advantage of the Warriors' injuries out west. That's historically been a pretty tough sell in Utah, though.