Why the Trade Benefits the Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz is a team looking to get to that next level in a very difficult Western Conference. They were able to take the Denver Nuggets to seven games in the postseason. The future is bright with Donovan Mitchell at the helm and it could get even brighter with Kemba Walker.
This trade would immediately create one of the top backcourts in the league. Mitchell and Walker are both players who could score at will and handle the ball within the offense— helping to stack better with elite offenses in the Western Conference.
Also, the Jazz would get an extra first-round pick in this trade. Conley is not apart of the long term plan in Utah so a trade is something that makes a lot of sense. Not being a free agent destination only helps to solidify the rationale to pursue such a trade.
The Jazz needs to begin building around Mitchell now that he put the pen to paper on a long-term deal. This is a trade that would jumpstart their efforts to contend in the Western Conference by adding more offensive firepower.