NBA free agency transactions by team

Published: Wednesday, July 10 2013 4:32 p.m. MDT

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DeMarre Carroll (to Atlanta)

Randy Foye (to Denver)

Al Jefferson (to Charlotte)

Paul Millsap (to Atlanta)

Jamaal Tinsley (U)

Earl Watson (to Portland)

Mo Williams (Hawks showing interest)

The Jazz had the second-most cap space going in to free agency. When news surfaced that Al Jefferson was on his way to Charlotte, the team expressed interest in bringing back Paul Millsap.

However Millsap, along with DeMarre Carroll, accepted multi-million dollar deals from the Atlanta Hawks July 5, deals that were finalized on July 10.

The biggest move of Utah's offseason surfaced Friday, July 5. The Jazz were mentioned as having interest in Golden State center, former Ute and former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Bogut, but the deal fell apart. The Jazz did, however, make a deal with the Warriors for Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush and multiple draft picks, including a 2014 first-round pick. The deal eventually grew into a massive three-team trade that saw Kevin Murphy and Andre Iguodala head to Golden State, Foye head to Denver, and Biedrins, Rush, Jefferson, four draft picks and cash considerations. The trade was approved by the NBA and finalized on July 10.

All three of the players coming to Utah will spend only one season under contract.

On Wednesday, ESPN's Mark Stein tweeted the Hawks are showing interest in Mo Williams, though nothing certain has been nailed down for him.

Finally, Earl Watson signed a deal with the Trail Blazers on July 7.

With the addition of Trey Burke through the draft, the Jazz could turn the keys over to their younger players and look to free agency for depth. Everything the Jazz have done this offseason screams that the Jazz are moving forward with their so-called "youth movement."
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I hope the Jazz know what they're doing.

Utah Valley Guy
Springville, UT

The Jazz clearly know what they're doing. They need to extend the contracts of Hayward and Favors this summer - and they have now done what they need to do to assure both that their best opportunity is with Utah. They have also created enormous flexibility for themselves, with two 1st round draft picks in the talent-heavy 2014 draft. While the young guys learn the ropes this year, if we make the playoffs - great start! If we don't, we could get Jabari Parker or another stud, and can be a big player in the talent-laden 2014 free agent market.

No lose scenarios all around, with a lot of flexibility and an eye to the future.

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