For me, I still like Favs at the 5 when Rudy sits. I don't think you can just point to W-L record when Rudy was out. That just happened to coincide with a horrific schedule. Udoh gives Utah rim protection, but he's a liability on offense. He can't hit even a gimme, let alone a free throw. Favs still offers some stout defense inside and is very good on the P&R and midrange shots. I'm all about versatility and matchups. Yes, there are definitely times Favs + Gobert don't work. And Quin often didn't finish with Favors. But there are other times (like against two bigs that they're also a plus). Paul George unexpectedly saying he wants to sign with Utah would change things, but barring that, 1. Re-sign Favors and Exum 2. Draft someone like Heurter, Brown or Musa. I'm all for BPA, but prefer a big wing in the draft. 3. Make an offer to Bjelica 4. Re-sign the 3 non-guaranteed players. Or maybe just 2 if a good 2nd-rounder is drafted and a roster spot is needed. Jerebko is most expendable if Minnesota doesn't match for Bjelica. 5. Use expirings of Burks, Jerebko, Thabo and Udoh and the 2019 pick at the deadline to trade for a scorer - either a starter or a 6th man.