Some say that money makes the world go around. If that’s true, draft picks keep the NBA in orbit. They’ve become the league’s currency.
If you don’t have them, you’d better be contending for an NBA title. Otherwise, you’re in trouble.
The logic is simple enough: if you don’t have good players or the means to acquire them in the draft, it’s going to be more difficult to turn your situation around.
For most of the last half-decade, the Jazz have had good players. On the other hand, they’ve been light on draft capital. With their recent Rudy Gobert trade, they shifted to the opposite direction.
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In total, the Jazz received four first-round picks in exchange for the Stifle Tower. That’s on top of some quality players. Nobody would deny that the Jazz got a solid return for the stifle tower.
Could they seek more draft capital in exchange for Donovan Mitchell?