The Utah Jazz have had the strangest offseason in club history. Not only did the Jazz let many of their top players go, including Paul Millsap -- they offloaded other key pieces such as center Al Jefferson and guard Mo Williams.
If you're counting at home -- and rest assured you are -- that's three starters gone from last year's team. Then, instead of going hog wild on free agents -- as Utah has done in years past -- the Jazz decided to go much younger, helping themselves to the 2013 NBA Draft.
At the draft the Jazz moved up to snag Michigan guard/consensus player of the year Trey Burke, then shuffled things around a little more to grab French center Rudy Gobert -- whom the Jazz hope will be the second coming of Mark Eaton with his ridiculous wingspan.
Neither Burke nor Gobert did a thing worth mentioning for the Jazz' summer league entry in Orlando -- so Utah brass went back to the drawing board and came up with a few more solutions.
Chances are pretty good you've heard of some of these players -- though they're mostly lunchpail types who have bounced around from team to team. Among this group, however, you have one common thread: they all work hard, they are all team players and above all, some have been to the NBA's mountaintop. Scattered among them are some young up-and-comers with loads of potential.
So here are the five new players to watch -- most of whom you may not have heard of: