The Jazz's Dante Exum had hoped to have a strong season this year, but will spend an indefinite amount of time focusing on rehabbing his shoulder after he was forced to undergo surgery following an in-game injury.
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Without Gordon Hayward, Utah looks to be in a dogfight to make the playoffs. Real plus-minus gives the Jazz a narrow edge over the Blazers and Pelicans for the final spot in the West.
Jazz guard Dante Exum will undergo surgery for a separated shoulder and be sidelined indefinitely.
Here are our top three storylines for the 2017-18 Utah Jazz, along with an invitation for you to weigh in on how each will play out.
The Jazz have waived forward Joel Bolomboy, drafted No. 52 overall in 2016. Bolomboy played in 12 games with Utah.
The departed Gordon Hayward will certainly be missed on the offensive side, but Utah should still boast a stout defense with Rudy Gobert in the middle.
Bobby Marks ESPN
Utah has announced that they have waived Joel Bolomboy. The $1.3M contract for Bolomboy was guaranteed this season. The $1.5M salary in 2018-19 was non-guaranteed.
As expected, Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood will likely not sign a rookie-scale extension, which means he'll be a restricted free agent in 2018.
Jazz guard Dante Exum has been exploring multiple medical opinions for his shoulder injury, hoping to avoid season-ending surgery, sources told ESPN.
Jazz cut Torian Graham
The Jazz waived G Torian Graham on Thursday just three days after signing him, the team announced. The former Arizona State Sun Devil played with the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League. Utah's roster now stands at 19.
Hood has the opportunity to become Utah's go-to scorer with the departure of Gordon Hayward. Meanwhile, Dante Exum's extension prospects don't look good with his recent shoulder injury.
Mike Schmitz ESPN
Tremendous game from Donovan Mitchell. First time ever in Staples center and the rookie went for 26 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assist in 33 minutes. Had a lot of success playing on the ball. PG skills evolving. Plays with supreme confidence.
Defense won't be an issue for the Jazz, but an offense that played at the league's slowest pace last season loses its two leading scorers.
The Jazz will have a tricky decision to make with Dante Exum next summer (can be restricted free agent) if he misses the entire season with a separated left shoulder. Can they count on him as part of their future?