3 young players the Utah Jazz have to develop and 3 players they may need to give up on

Talen Horton-Tucker, Utah Jazz (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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The Utah Jazz have to make some tough calls coming up.

When it comes to the Utah Jazz, they’re going to end up facing one giant problem that few teams in the league have to deal with; what to do with all of your young assets? Eventually, the team is going to be filled with so many young pieces, you’re going to have to decide who to keep and who to get rid of. With so many first-round picks coming up, and a team already very young, not everyone can find minutes.

The team is not just flooded with first and second-year players, but the team only has two 30 years on the whole team; Kelly Olynyk and Jordan Clarkson. Both men are still very good players as well, so getting rid of them for the sake of getting rid of them would be foolish.

Sure, you could swap them for even more young players and draft assets but that further compounds the problem; what do you do when you run out of time to give players? There are only so many minutes per game to give a guy, and the Jazz is a team that already today has too many young prospects and project players to give reps to.

So the Jazz are going to have to decide what guys are worth keeping and what guys need to be traded away, and that’s where we come in. We’ve looked at the roster, crunched the numbers, and came up with the three prospects we think can still develop, and the two players the team needs to say goodbye to.

There’s a caveat, however, no 2023 rookies are included in this list. They’re too unknown as of right now.