Most Intriguing Free Agents for Utah Jazz to Sign with the Mid-Level Exception

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Most Intriguing Free Agents for Utah Jazz to Sign with the Mid-Level Exception
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With loads of cap space opening up this summer, the Utah Jazz should be big players in the 2013 NBA free-agent market. They'll have the freedom to go after superstars and role players alike. And teams often use a "mid-level exception" (MLE) on role players.

There are plenty of big names like Dwight Howard and Chris Paul on the market this year, but complete teams have great supporting casts and Utah could sign a solid contributor with their MLE.

According to HoopsWorld, Utah currently has $27 million on the books for the 2013-14 season, and ESPN's Marc Stein has tweeted that next year's salary cap will be $58.5 million.

A team under the cap can use what's called a mini MLE that starts at $2.6 million for next season, while a team over the cap can use the full MLE at $5.2 million.

What kind of exception the team uses depends on where Utah is after re-signing current players and going after big-name free agents. Either way, they have plenty of needs (particularly in the backcourt) and several solid options are available on the market.

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