Over on the Realgm board, in the Jazz forum, there is some discussion going on about rebuilding and comparison to how the Spurs handle things as well as how OKC did things. One poster, Stocktonshorts had a great summary of the situation and I agree with him 100% here it is: https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1230709&p=34585514#p34585514 I agree with him 100%. I think the Jazz have screwed this situation up. They had a great opportunity to set ourselves up for the future, instead, they opted for a first round exit last year, another one this year (likely) and stifled growth for our youngsters. Not to mention the fact that the decision to try and "win now at all costs" meant zero draft picks last year. The Jazz would have been able to get Lillard last year because either a. they would have been worse than the Warriors, getting the pick, or b. they would not have beaten the Warriors in all those games last year meaning we get that pick and would be able to maneuver to get Lillard. Bottom line, the Jazz have screwed themselves after the Deron trade when they should have traded guys in the way. I know that this has been discussed, but I thought it was interesting to see the details of how the Thunder handled this.