Utah Jazz executives are refusing to call this a rebuilding year despite the team's youth and the condensed 66-game season.
General manager Kevin O'Connor also hinted Wednesday that the first move the team makes may be to add a coach for its young big men - Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors, both No. 3 overall picks.
O'Connor refused to comment when asked about small forward Andrei Kirilenko, a free agent who has been playing overseas during the lockout.
Teams can begin signing free agents and making trades on Friday, the same day training camps open. O'Connor said the team would like to add another lead guard and an ''athletic shooter'' but says the latter may cost $10 million - which may be out of Utah's price range because it is over the salary cap.