Negotiation is an art form. Getting a good deal requires creativity like any other medium. These principles apply in NBA transactions as well.
After all, the opposition wants a good deal as well. With that in mind, it’s always best to value your own assets. The higher the price you put on what you have, the more you’re likely to get for it.
Any front office is well advised to get the word out that they want more for their tradeable players than any team is likely to get for them. Perhaps you’ll accept a lower price, but you don’t want rival front offices to know that.
In all likelihood, that was the Utah Jazz’s mindset when they said that they wanted a first-round pick for each of Bojan Bogdanovic, Mike Conley, and Jordan Clarkson.
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After all, they just moved Bogdanovic and didn’t receive a first-round pick in return.
With that in mind, here are some other potential trade scenarios for the Jazz to look at this summer.