That’s the trick, is balancing a teams aspirations for championship status and Towing the company line. There is a **** ton of luck when it comes to small markets. You aren’t signing the top stars, the LBJ’s Durant’s and Harden’s of the world. As a small market, you can get lucky and have a Greek Freak fall in your lap at pick 15 or in the Spurs case have your Star get injured, tank the season, and have Tim Duncan come in the same draft. I’m just not sure what trade puts the jazz over the top, unless you want to explore Don trades, and even then you probably aren’t getting fair value. I think every year all or most teams are open for those kind of trades, but because the players basically run the league those trades are only available for a select few teams2 questions I have:
#1 is our main goal to win a title or stay relevant (like not become the Kings)?
#2 if our main goal is to stay relevant, I dont think we should take any big risk before the deadline. If our goal is a title, don't we have to make a substantial trade (which comes with risk) before the deadline?
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While the jazz want to win a title, those franchises changing moves fairly present themselves even to the Lakers, at the same time the jazz want to at least stay relevant while they try to get lucky, in the case of a small market team, sometimes that’s their only recourse.