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5 Jazz Players on Roster Bubble Ahead of 15-Man Roster Cuts

The Utah Jazz have some big decisions to make with only 15 players allowed on the roster.

With the regular season just around the corner the Utah Jazz still need to trim the roster to 15 players. Trading their way to the required amount is unlikely for the Jazz this late in the game.

There are multiple players on the roster bubble, but which players are most likely to find themselves on the outside looking in?

Let’s take a look.

Utah Jazz guard Jared Butler (13) looks to pass against LA Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) in the second quarter at Vivint Arena.
Detroit Pistons guard Saben Lee (38) controls the ball in the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Stanley Johnson (14) drives past Denver Nuggets forward Vlatko Cancar (31) in the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena.
Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gay (8) holds onto a rebound against the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter at the Chase Center.
Utah Jazz guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker (6) shoots the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Lindy Waters III (12) during the second half at Vivint Arena. Utah Jazz won 137-101.

NAW has proven he’s an NBA talent, but being in the last year of his contract puts him on the chopping block. The shooting guard out of Canada would also be taking away minutes from players that need live reps to develop.

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The Jazz may opt to go with Butler or Lee, rather than carry a player that’s not in Utah’s long-term plans.

Unless a trade frees up some roster spots, Jazz fans should expect three out of these five players to not make the last cut.

Answers will come soon as the regular season starts in just 19 days at Vivint Arena when Utah hosts the Denver Nuggets. 


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