The Utah Jazz should be open to more moves if the right trade comes along, but these aren’t them.
The Utah Jazz are among the most trade-happy teams in the league. They rehauled their entire roster last offseason via the trade market and then shipped out Damian Jones and Rudy Gay this offseason. In turn, they got back a promising player in John Collins, and are now looking into possibly landing Tyler Herro via a Damian Lillard to the Miami Heat trade.
If the Utah Jazz are able to land Herro, that would reshape not only how the team plays offense, but would then expand the team’s expectations for the season. Right now most fans are thinking a .500-record, and a play-in spot or maybe a sixth-seed in the Western Conference. But NBA Playoff hopes aside, many fans are in a holding pattern as they see what this team, one full of potential, can actually do this year.
Despite that, the folks at Bleacher Report have the Jazz hopping into any and every trade they can fit them in. And why not? It’s not like the Jazz are a team hesitant to make moves. The only problem is that these trades don’t help the Jazz as much as they help the teams the Jazz are doing deals with.
And if you know anything about CEO Danny Ainge and GM Justin Zanik, you know the Jazz don’t do trades if they end up getting the stick. But we’re going to go through these trades one by one and point out what we like, don’t like, and ultimately if and why we’d pass on the deals presented.