First, I do think Utah makes a big signing this summer. drum roll.... Derrick Favors. I do believe that after three years you can renegotiate your deal. The Jazz do that. Instead of Favors taking two years to make 20 million, the Jazz sign Favors to a 3-4 year deal around 75 million (over 20 per year). It's good for Favors, because he gets more money now, and if he gets a three year deal he will still make a ton of money over his career (more than if he waited out his current deal) and it helps the Jazz keep the cap number down as they would get Favors a lot cheaper on that third year. Then they extend Hill out for three years. I think they make a run at Dudley to be a stretch four. I'd bet we give him a two year deal, around 10-12 per year. I still think we need a better starting wing and would love to push Hood to the bench. Then we are really, really good. BUT, I don't think that happens with the Favors renegotiation and Hayward next year. Hayward, Favors and Exum is our core and that is our future. The Jazz buy out Burke and don't re-up Mack's contract. Why keep Mack and Neto was solid and a lot cheaper? So, we will look like this come Oct: Hill, Exum, Neto Hood/Burks/Hill Hayward/Hood/Ingles Favors/Dudley/Lyles Gobert/Favors/Withey I like that team. Hopefully we stay around .500 through Jan and then hopefully come Feb Exum really starts to come into his own and takes the starting job. That then makes us look like this: Exum/Hill/Neto Hill/Hood/Burks Hayward/Hood/Ingles Favors/Dudley/Lyles Gobert/Favors/Withey I know I have Hill starting over Hood, but they are interchangeable. I put Hill starting because he is a better shooter and a better defender. He can space the floor for Exum and defend better. That being said, I see minutes looking like this: Beginning of the year: Hill (25), Exum (15), Neto (12) Hood (25), Burks (20), Hill (8) Hayward (30), Hood (8), Ingles (8), Burks (8) Favors (25), Dudley (15), Lyles (15) Gobert (30), Favors (8), Lyles (10), Withey (8) End of the year: Exum (25), Hill (15), Neto (12) Hill (10), Hood (20), Burks (25) Hayward (30), Hood (10), Burks (8), Ingles (8) The rest the same. I think if this team can stay around .500 until the end of Jan and if Exum can develop like the Jazz hope, we can make a run at 45-50 wins at the end of the season. That is what I expect from Utah and I am ok with it. Should be fun to actually see a good team that can compete for the playoffs this year.