NBA Rumors: Best free agent every team in Northwest Division should target

Exploring 1 free agent every NBA team in the Northwest Division should be interested in signing.

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Utah Jazz: Danny Green, SG/SF

Surprisingly, the Utah Jazz have been one of the tougher teams to find an available free agent for. They have depth at every position. They have youth across the roster. What they don't have is an easy-going veteran who doesn't need to play every night and who can challenge this roster to make them more competitive.

Kelly Olynyk is currently the eldest member of the roster, he has made it to several Conference Finals as well as the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat in 2020. What he hasn't done is win a championship, yet. With young talent such as Keyonte George, Collin Sexton, Talen Horton-Tucker, Ochai Agbaji, and Taylor Hendricks, it is important to surround them with veterans who are willing to sacrifice playing time for mentorship. 3-time NBA Champion, Danny Green, would be a great addition to this team.

While the mentorship and advice Green offers is immeasurable, what isn't is his perimeter defense and 3-point making. The Jazz could use both. The Jazz give up the 7th most points per game in the NBA (119.3 ppg), along with allowing the 2nd most 3-pointers made by the opposition (14.4). They make a reasonable amount of their own 3-pointers, 9th in the NBA (13.3 per game), but they are only making 35.7% of them.

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Danny Green is a career 40% 3-point shooter and holds a career 32.3 defensive win shares. These immediately address the most pressing concerns for the Jazz while not sacrificing their current trajectory. Green would be a great mentor for Ochai Agbaji and Simone Fontecchio and could be had as early as today.