This Jazz-Wizards Trade Lands Mike Conley In D.C.

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Utah Jazz Receive G/F Will Barton, F Rui Hachimura
Washington Wizards Receive: G Mike Conley

For those teams without championship aspirations, there’s one currency that’s most regarded as worth pursuing – draft capital.

If you rank among the league’s worst teams, you need it. The more you have, the better your opportunity to emerge from the league’s basement – eventually.

Generally speaking, of course. Having said all that, there’s still plenty of value in acquiring young players from the perspective of a rebuilding team. If they take a leap in your uniform, there’s a huge bonus.

Rui Hachimura hasn’t necessarily taken the leap yet. He’s been solid during his time as a Washington Wizard, but he’s seldom been exceptional.

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With that said, he’s flashed the potential to be, and as someone who came to basketball later in life, he could be a late bloomer.

Is Conley worth enough to the Wizards to risk seeing him bloom in Salt Lake City?