Utah Jazz: 2 things the franchise cannot afford to lose

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When it comes to the Utah Jazz making changes this offseason, less is more.

The primary Utah Jazz weapons responsible for anchoring an NBA-best 52-20 record are, for the most part, firmly in place for the 2021-22 campaign.

Barring any trades, six of last season’s seven most-played Jazzmen are on contract to return. And it feels as if there’s a reasonably strong chance that upcoming free agent All-Star guard Mike Conley will be back as well.

Meanwhile, despite the franchise’s unmatched regular-season success, Utah’s early playoff exit has many fans screaming for substantial roster moves.

Not a good idea.

Why not? Well, if the front office in Salt Lake City decided to make any significant changes to the artillery, then the Jazz would be in danger of losing the two things that could spell greatness next go-round. So let’s examine that pair of potential difference-making strengths, one at a time:

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