I agree with your first point (unless Rudy won't commit long term). I also agree about OPJ.Jazz also cant afford to make any trade that isnt a clear upgrade now. I dont see how replacing Conley with OPJ coming off a bad injury is an upgrade.
Conley is still really good. It took him time to adjust to his first new team ever, shocker. I don't get how people aren't excited for next year without proposing wild changes.
I don't agree with the Conley excuses though. Playing well or not, we lost so much more with Conley than without. Data, stats, logic tells me we don't have to have Conley to be a good team. We could actually be better if Conley's resources were addressing much clearer need areas than PG scoring that Conley provides. We need defense and lots of it.