Pros and cons of Utah Jazz making bold move for Tyler Herro

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The cons of trading for Tyler Herro

It would create a logjam in the backcourt

On the other side of the spectrum, there are also potential cons in trading for Tyler Herro. One that could emerge for the Utah Jazz is that this acquisition could create somewhat of a logjam in the backcourt. Looking at their roster, the Jazz already has Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, Kris Dunn, Ochai Agbaji, and Keyonte George that will likely all command minutes right away at the 1 or 2.

If the Jazz doesn’t trade any of those players in this deal, it’s hard to imagine the Jazz being able to find minutes for all of them and also Herro, who you’d have to imagine would command a big role on the team. That would not be an ideal situation for the young Jazz.

Tyler Herro is essentially Jordan Clarkson

Another potential con that the Jazz could run into is the fact that, in the eyes of some, Herro could essentially be viewed as a duplicate of Jordan Clarkson. They are similar players in that they are offensive talents but you can probably argue that Herro’s ceiling is a bit higher than Clarkson’s ever was.

That said, if the Jazz doesn’t believe it’s that much higher than Clarkson’s, it could create a bit of an unnecessary duplication of skill sets. Considering the Jazz just paid Clarkson, it’s easy to see how it could create some hesitation when it comes to Herro.

Tyler Herro could stunt the development of young players

A third con that could arise for the Jazz if they were to make the play for Herro is that he could be viewed as a player that could stunt the development of Ochai Agbaji and Keyonte George. If the Jazz are as high as they appear to be on George, you want him to get as much experience as he can right away. Trading for Herro could prevent that from happening, especially after re-signing Clarkson.

The same could be said about Agbaji who showed promising signs during his rookie season this past year with the Jazz.

It’s not anything about Herro particularly that would stunt the growth of other young players on the Jazz, it’s the amount of minutes and how much he’ll handle the ball that could have an impact on Agbaji and George’s short-term development.