With unrestricted free agent small forward C.J. Miles still on the market and the #NBA's free agency moratorium period about to end, here are two possible sign-and-trade scenarios that could come into play.
No. 1 - The Jazz sign Miles, then trade him to Chicago for shooting guard Rip Hamilton, who's set to make $5 million in 2012-13 and is under a $5 million team option in 2013-14. Teaming Hamilton with Mo Williams and Gordon Hayward could give Utah a much-improved backcourt, while freeing up much-needed interior space for Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors, Al Jefferson and Enes Kanter.
Utah's long needed a true scoring threat at the 2, and a healthy Hamilton could be a major boost for the Jazz next season. He'd also prevent the small-market Jazz with the low-risk, high-reward scenario general manager Kevin O'Connor has often relied on during recent seasons.