While the Utah Jazz have a ton of flexibility to acquire talent this offseason, there are still a few names that may be on the market the team must avoid.
The Jazz enter the offseason with a ton of opportunity. Not only do the Jazz possess a multitude of future firsts down the road, but the team also has a ton of money freed up for next season. A combination of these assets could make way for Utah to make a splash.
The team could have the chance to pounce on some big names this offseason, but there are some players if made available that the Jazz should make sure to stay clear of. Whether it be for cap purposes, a bad fit, or just not being worth what would be required to trade for them are just a few reasons why these players shouldn’t be on Utah’s radar.
Here are 3 players that could be on the trade block this offseason that the Jazz should have no business looking into:
1. The Utah Jazz should not trade for Pelicans’ Zion Williamson.
Due to Zion’s consistent injury concerns with the Pelicans, fans have begun to speculate whether or not the Pelicans would be better off trading the former first-round pick. However, regardless of how a trade would look for New Orleans, the Jazz need to steer clear.
While Zion would be one of the most exciting stars we’ve ever seen in Utah, Williamson’s lack of availability in recent years merits no reason to trade for him. The asset pool that would be required to trade for a young talent like him would be immense. If a team is willing to give up that kind of package for one player, he needs to be expected to be on the court as much as possible.
Ever since he entered the league, it seems as if Zion is always sitting out when it matters most. Despite consistently averaging stellar numbers since entering the league (25.6 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.6 assists), Zion has only played 114 of a total of 298 games.
Before even discussing a trade for Zion Williamson, he needs to prove that he can play at least over 60 games in a season.