A Bold trade-up and 4 other NBA Draft events Jazz fans should root for

Utah Jazz, Danny Ainge. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports
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Utah Jazz, Collin Sexton, Walker Kessler, Jordan Clarkson. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Jazz trade veterans for more picks

Utah should be looking to trade Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, and Kelly Olynyk for additional draft capital. Sexton and Clarkson can both flat-out get buckets. Teams may be scared off by Sexton’s contract, but Clarkson has a $14.2 million player option for next season. Can the Jazz get him to opt-in and trade him to a contender hungry for a sixth man?

Olynyk is also in the final year of his contract. The versatile forward should draw interest from across the league, and the Jazz should try to capitalize on his value.

Utah should be back in the lottery next year as they continue their rebuild. The Jazz need more talent, and all three of those veterans will be past their prime by the time Utah is ready to make the playoffs again. The franchise should capitalize now and get the maximum return.

Fans should be rooting for the Utah Jazz to trade away a veteran. That means the Jazz moved up or acquired more draft picks. Both are key parts of their rebuild and should be a focus on Thursday night.

The Utah Jazz are unlikely to be involved in a league-altering trade, but fans should still cheer for one to go down.