In the NBA, transactions don’t happen in a vacuum. They happen within a market.
As such, any trade that occurs impacts potential future trades. Trades set a precedent. After all, nobody wants to be the general manager who gets less value for their guy than another general manager got for his. When you make a trade, you contribute towards setting the same market that future trades get made in.
With that in mind, the Utah Jazz sure have been controlling their share of the market this offseason.
First, they traded Rudy Gobert in exchange for, in addition to some players, four unprotected first-round picks. Some speculated that they altered the market to such an extent that a Kevin Durant deal became impossible.
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Then, the Jazz traded Donovan Mitchell for Collin Sexton, Lauri Markannen, three first-round picks, and two swaps.
Most recently, the Jazz traded Bojan Bogdanovic to the Detroit Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee.
Having set the market again, here are three new trade ideas they should consider for Mike Conley.