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YoungJefe

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New York is the only team that will throw a lot in a trade for Don...because of fans sentiment for him. But they did sign Jalen Brunson. I don't think they view Mitchell as their big prize. Miami may want him, but they have weak draft capital. No one else except a team like OKC or Orlando would offer a lot for Mitchell. It is not gonna happen. In the Utah fan's hearts he is viewed as Batman but to everyone else in the league he is Robin.
If Don become available a lot of teams are going to call on him. He literally averaged more ppg on better efficiency than Steph last season, lol.
 

framer

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Rudy is more valuable than Durrant or Mitchell in that he wasn't going to throw a fit about being traded to the "wrong" team. The best ability is availability, and a larger pool of possibilities is more lucrative to a seller.

If a player has a list of two teams you aren't getting the grand daddy haul because other teams are OK watching you bleed unless it helps THEM.
 

whatthe

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If Don become available a lot of teams are going to call on him. He literally averaged more ppg on better efficiency than Steph last season, lol.
Okay cool. So he becomes your lead scorer. So any team with a better player wouldn't want him. Any team that couldn't handle a degrade in defense would hesitate. And any team that was okay with a downgrade in positional size. That's probably 10 teams. Hypothetically. Most of them lottery teams. He is not tier 1. He is tier 2.
 

YoungJefe

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Rudy is more valuable than Durrant or Mitchell in that he wasn't going to throw a fit about being traded to the "wrong" team. The best ability is availability, and a larger pool of possibilities is more lucrative to a seller.

If a player has a list of two teams you aren't getting the grand daddy haul because other teams are OK watching you bleed unless it helps THEM.
Guys with 3-4 years on their deal don't determine where they end up. If you have to trade Don again you're getting value, Rudy's $44/46M in a couple seasons is going to be one of the hardest deals in the NBA to move.
 

Jazzman12

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All this bickering on what’s gonna or should happen next when Ryan Smith has been telegraphing what he’s gonna do in a situation like this since he purchased the team.

If you read the tea leaves, Ryan has a vision for the Jazz that’s along the lines of: We don’t rebuild, we reload. I think bringing in D-Wade was part of his vision along those lines. I could end up being wrong, but I don’t think the next move is trading Donovan. In fact, quite the opposite. I think he’s currently trying to orchestrate a coup with the Gobert assets and bring somebody MASSIVE in to play alongside Don.
 

YoungJefe

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Okay cool. So he becomes your lead scorer. So any team with a better player wouldn't want him. Any team that couldn't handle a degrade in defense would hesitate. And any team that was okay with a downgrade in positional size. That's probably 10 teams. Hypothetically. Most of them lottery teams. He is not tier 1. He is tier 2.
Donovan allows you to recruit and attract other talent, he's love amongst stars in the league. Rudy doesn't help you with that. Donovan has the 7th highest PPG average in NBA playoff history, Rudy is supposedly an amazing defender and has been exposed year after year in the playoffs.
 

framer

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Guys with 3-4 years on their deal don't determine where they end up. If you have to trade Don again you're getting value, Rudy's $44/46M in a couple seasons is going to be one of the hardest deals in the NBA to move.
And yet Don and KD have lists. Do you really think either of them was going to be traded to the Timberwolves? Really?
 


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