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The correct answer is yes.

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It’s June 14th. We still have a week to go before the NBA draft, 11 days until the NBA Awards show, and 16 days until free agency kicks off. So, we will talk about the only thing worth talking about this time of the year: PURE SPECULATION.

With the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers hanging on the shoulders of LeBron James this offseason, the future of Kevin Love is also in doubt. If LeBron bounces from Cleveland, it’s pretty safe to assume that the Cavs will proceed into rebuild mode and attempt to clear house, save money, and stock up on draft picks. If they do this, they are most likely to shop Kevin Love. If Kevin Love is being shopped, there’s one team that fate and destiny might conspire to bring him to. A team that needs another shooter and scorer. A team that needs an All-Star talent to get them to the next level. A team that needs some veteran playoff/finals experience. A team that needs a low-profile star to fit in their low-profile organization and franchise. A team that needs Kevin Love. Who is this team you might ask? It’s the Utah Jazz.

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Donovan Mitchell’s rookie year was a blast. After Gordon Hayward left for Boston, the guard proved he could be Utah’s superstar of the future. Now it’s time for the Jazz to start thinking about how to make sure he has reliable offensive options around him beyond Joe Ingles. The Jazz are a defensive fortress, and that will keep them in the playoffs for years to come, but adding a big-man scoring option would be a boon for a team that could lose Derrick Favors to free agency. Utah has all the makings of a team that could be one or two players away from title contention, which means it will need to make tough decisions on who to keep and who to ship out. Dante Exum, for instance, will hit restricted free agency this offseason. The Jazz need someone to backup Ricky Rubio, who has one more year on his deal and has battled injuries in his career. Exum has shown flashes, but then again, maybe that’s all they will be.

Friendly suggestion: Trade for Kevin Love?

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The Utah Jazz announced today the team's complete 2018 summer league schedule. The Jazz will be the host team for the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer ...

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How real is the PG talk? (game still)

The offseason rolls on, bringing us closer to clarity. We’re now just nine days away from what is usually the busiest trade day of the year in the NBA, and less than three weeks away from the start of free agency.

To think though all of those possibilities, we’ve been hosting weekly(ish) Q&As here at Salt City Hoops, tackling reader questions about the Utah Jazz’s summer options, asset situation and potential targets. This week, our friends from the inters provided another dozen questions. Let’s dive in.

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The NBA Finals are in the rear view mirror was it really a complete white wash by the Golden State Warriors or is the real story how close the Houston Rockets got to beating the Warriors. Can other teams replicate what the Rockets did or is there a larger message from the playoffs.

David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, thinks there is a larger message of what the final 8 teams all had in common and that is the key item for the Utah Jazz moving forward.
Reports that Cleveland will look to trade Kevin Love if LeBron leaves, but that makes the timing tough for the Utah Jazz

Locke also looks at how hard it to play the off-season game because the timing of all the deals don’t line up if you are looking for Otto Porter, Kevin Love and Aaron Gordon.

Locke begins his draft breakdowns with a looks at Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith and Villanova’s Mikal Bridges.

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