I was just listening to Locke's comments when he was on the big show and the segment ended with him saying that if we get a superstar in next years draft and you have Gordon Hayward as your #2 option, Derrick Favors as your Tyson Chandler and Burks as your off the bench scorer, you get really good really fast. He did not include Enes Kanter, but i did not really think too much about that. But truth be told, there is no way we are going to be able to keep the core 4 intact if we landed a #1 option in next years draft. just do the math. Favors will be close to what Larry Sanders got in salary which is around 11 million a year. Hayward will merit at least 10 million (At least). Kanter will likely prove to be around 12-14 million a year, and Burks... Hell, the way Burks is going, he might get up to 10 million. And then, If trey proves to be as good as some of us basketball romantics think he is going to be, he'll be a 8-9 million dollar player. that would put us around 52 million for 5 players. Now, if we land Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Dante Exum, Randle, or someone else who becomes superstar worthy, that means we have to get rid of of one or two of our core guys. This is of course unfortunate. Kind of makes you wish that the millers were both as rich and as crazy as the Russian Dude, Mr. P. So, My question is, if we have to get rid of a player, to make room for a superstar level contract, who do you think we should get rid of? Who I think the Jazz would get rid of: I think it would be Burks and Kanter but only if Favors proves to be a consistent defensive force you can build an elite or very good defense around. If we could get by with only getting rid of one of them, I think the organization would choose trading away Kanter because his contracts would be much more than Alec's contract. Who I might get rid of: If Favors proves to be a non threat on the offensive end, I might actually choose Parting ways with Favors (and Alec if we had too) and Plugging in Gobert (He would be ready by then.) I think this makes great sense as long as Gobert can guard the pick and roll effectively (of course, if Gobert proved to be pretty good and his play demanded a 10 million-ish contract, this would only be a temporary fix). The Wild Card Idea: Trade Hayward. If he gets a 10-12 million dollar deal, there is a logical argument here. I would not do this, but if it happened I believe I could make sense out if it. Hayward fits into the culture of our organization too much so I can't see this ever happening. Who would you see as the player we should trade away?