Yeah, kind of liked your creativity with the pick swap stuff and thought it offered a possible compromise. But if the reality is that the Lakers simply weren't offering picks, then maybe even this was too much for the Lakers. (Seems odd for them to seemingly have chosen that path, but that's their choice to make, I suppose.)@Tony Jones basically confirmed it.
I would add that my kinda-nutty but I think very well-structured deal of '26/'27/'29 swaps gives everyone what they're really looking for (for the Jazz, increased opportunities for premium compensation while consolidating players/addressing the logjam; for the Lakers, maintaining their future options while getting A LOT better now).