Dumping our vets to the Lakers was in the process. That got ****ed that up and they promised Bogey they would trade him before camp, so they did.
If Tony Jones is to be believed, the Jazz passed on 1 of those picks for a bunch of our dudes.
Most of the reason that rotations get locked in no matter how much it doesn't make sense to us is locker room politics. Hardy hasn't had to deal with any of that, but he likely will and will likely do some of what coaches do 99% of the time; have rigid rotations.
There are other players in the draft and a 14% chance at the greatest prospect in history. Losing out on that would be, yeah, I think a pretty big regret. Jazz will never be positioned like this again and they ****ed it up at the goal line.
If that's an offensive foul on Towns, the strategy against every big should be to throw the smallest guy on the big in the post and just let physics unfold. Why did no one think of this in Shaq's prime?