A) Bobby Portis is not a wing
B) Why would The Jazz be giving up a first in this scenario?
C) The Jazz are over the cap, so no... you don’t just get $17mil in open cap space to use. You would just be giving up Conley for... Bobby Portis, and that’s pretty much it.
A) I agree
B) I agree
C) As we currently sit, we can't re-sign Clarkson AND use the full MLE without going into the luxury. In the current COVID climate, I see zero reason why we become a luxury team. So shedding $10+ million might be enough so we could fully utilize the MLE. Without shedding cap somewhere (Conley, Ed Davis, Tony Bradley), we currently can't use the MLE AND re-sign Clarkson. That's a big deal.