I posted this on Reddit just now. The content should be of interest to most Jazz fans. If the moderators feel that this does not warrant it`s own thread, please merge with the Conley trade-thread. This is a post about the possibilities the Utah Jazz have for creating financial flexibility this summer. Everything here is based on my own calculations. If I have made mistakes, please correct me so that I can fix them. With the Conley trade, the Utah Jazz roster looks pretty set for next season. As the deal is constructed now, Utah is taking Conley into cap space. The only way for the Jazz to create space is to decline the $16,9 offer they have on Derrick Favors. The team seem to really like Favors, so this does not seem likely. There is a way for Utah to regain financial flexility this summer. To achieve this, they have to find a team to take on Exum and Niang. Whether or not there is a team willing to take these two into capspace without getting much else back is an open question. For the purpose of this thread, we assume that there is a team willing to do this. The Conley trade will have to be modified to a 3 team trade. The deal between the Grizzlies and Jazz stay the same while the 3rd team takes on Exum and Niang. With these two players going out, the total outgoing salary from Utah is $26,5 million. This is enough to be within the 125% + 100k range of Conley`s contract and the Jazz no longer take Conley into their cap space, but via trade rules. If the Jazz renounce the cap holds of Rubio, Sefolosha and Udoh, they will go into free agency with about $25 million in cap space. This can be used to sign a player like Al Horford, who would give them a front court rotation of Gobert, Favors and Horford. If the Jazz renounce the cap holds of Sefolosha and Udoh, but not Rubio, they can make the Conley trade and offer Rubio a 1 year $24 million deal. With that salary, the Jazz can make a trade for a player making $30 million. Hello, Kevin Love? The Jazz basically have to decide if they want to keep Exum or improve the team in other areas. If they keep him, they are pretty much set going forward. If they feel they can get better by moving him, there are possibilities to explore.