Ranking the Utah Jazz’s top 10 trade assets heading into the offseason
Last offseason, the Utah Jazz were somewhat forced to head into a full-blown rebuild. Trading both Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert is likely not something the Jazz wanted to do but something that, to an extent, needed to happen. In the end, the Jazz got two great trade packages in exchange for their two all-stars.
Heading into this offseason, the Jazz are in a position where they can start tangibly laying the foundation for the next era in Utah. And that’s something this fanbase can be excited about.
The Utah Jazz will have the means to be active in the trade market this offseason
There’s an argument to be made that the Jazz already have a solid foundation of young players on their roster, but if they wanted, Utah could be active in the trade market this offseason in an attempt to truly cement the foundation of what they want to build around.
With the offseason around the corner, we rank the Jazz’s 10 best trade assets.
10. Kelly Olynyk
Heading into the offseason, Kelly Olynyk will be viewed as an asset simply based on the fact that he’s on an expiring contract for a team looking to shed some salary. What makes Olynyk more appealing as an asset is the fact that he is still a solid role player in the NBA. At only 32 years old, Olynyk is coming off a season in which he averaged 13 points, six rebounds, and four assists per game on 50 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent shooting from 3-point range.
If any team is looking for a veteran shooting big, there may not be a better and more affordable option out there than Olynyk. And that’s something that the Jazz could take advantage of either during the offseason or at next year’s NBA Trade Deadline.