2019 Prediction Contest Winner
I have no problem giving up Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen and a late 1st. I can see why they moved on from Favors, who isn't a good PF in this league and who gets paid too much to be a backup C. I can see why the Jazz thought that Conley was the best player who was attainable for them. However, they also whiffed when they signed Ed Davis and Jeff Green. That's a large part of the reason there's a hole in our lineup. If the Jazz signed a productive player with that ~$6.5MM, it would be making a difference.We weren't going anywhere with him. The peak of being a 1st round / fringe 2nd round playoff team never changed.
The reality is that outside of Gobert and Mitchell, the Jazz lack height and athleticism. Management swung and missed on the Conley deal. Hindsight is 20/20 but they should have moved Donovan to the 1 and trade for / sign tall, athletic wings at the 2/3. Instead, we're rolling with 3 people < 6'4, a 32 yr old Ingles, and Gobert. Our defense blows. I can't imagine how horrid it'd look if Rudy weren't playing.