06 Sep 2022 18:18:59
Jazz unload the rest of their veterans

Pelicans: Mike Conley
Jazz: Devonte' Graham, Garrett Temple (waive), Naji Marshall, 2025 MIL 1st (1-4 to NYK; 5-30 to NOP), 2024 CHI 2nd

Lakers: Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, Rudy Gay
Jazz: Russell Westbrook (buyout), 2027 LAL 1st, 2029 LAL 1st

Suns: Bojan Bogdanovic
Jazz: Jae Crowder, Dario Saric, 2024 PHX 2nd, 2027 PHX 2nd

Waive Stanley Johnson

PG: Collin Sexton, Devonte' Graham, Jared Butler
SG: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Talen Horton-Tucker, Leandro Bolmaro
SF: Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, Naji Marshall
PF: Jarred Vanderbilt, Jae Crowder, Simone Fontecchio
C: Walker Kessler, Udoka Azubuike, Dario Saric

PG: Mike Conley, Jose Alvarado, Kira Lewis Jr
SG: Herb Jones, Dyson Daniels
SF: Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy III
PF: Zion Williamson, Larry Nance Jr
C: Jonas Valanciunas, Jaxson Hayes, Willy Hernangomez

PG: Patrick Beverley, Kendrick Nunn
SG: Jordan Clarkson, Austin Reaves, Troy Brown Jr, Max Christie
SF: Malik Beasley, Lonnie Walker IV, Rudy Gay
PF: LeBron James, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones
C: Anthony Davis, Thomas Bryant, Wenyen Gabriel

PG: Chris Paul, Cam Payne, Damion Lee
SG: Devin Booker, Landry Shamet, Josh Okogie
SF: Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig
PF: Bojan Bogdanovic, Cam Johnson
C: DeAndre Ayton, Bismack Biyombo, Jock Landale

Why the Jazz do this: As they continue to embrace the tank, the Jazz offload their remaining veterans in Clarkson, Gay, Bogdanovic, Conley, and Beasley. Taking on Russell Westbrook's expiring contract means gaining the Lakers' future 1st round picks. The Jazz are obviously trying not to win games, which means losing their veterans is not a big loss. As part of the Conley trade, they take on Devonte' Graham's contract but gain an additional first-round pick. In terms of the Bogdanovic trade, they pick up multiple expiring contracts as well as multiple second-round picks. All of these trades result in future assets while freeing up playing time for the young guys. With these trades, the Jazz will have a total of 24 picks over the next 7 years, with 15 being first-rounders.

Why the Pelicans do this: After trading away Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans have been missing their perfect point guard. Mike Conley allows you to have a former all-star player while also providing a veteran presence to the team. Additionally, you get to shed yourself of Devonte' Graham's contract while only having to give a first-round pick to do it.

Why the Lakers do this: This offseason, it has become apparent that the Lakers are desperate to win while LeBron is on the team. The Westbrook experiment is over and while parting ways with their remaining two first-round picks, they allow themselves to become contenders with serviceable veterans and a sharpshooter.

Why the Suns do this: After getting eliminated by the Mavericks in the 2nd round, the Suns are looking for a way to improve. To do this, they get a serviceable wing in Bogdanovic while only having to lose a rotational piece in Crowder and a bench veteran in Saric.

1.) 07 Sep 2022
07 Sep 2022 01:19:15
You literally took CJ out of Pels Roster.

2.) 07 Sep 2022
07 Sep 2022 12:06:11
Oops! Sorry!

3.) 07 Sep 2022
07 Sep 2022 18:18:04
AD is too frail to be the staring center.

4.) 08 Sep 2022
08 Sep 2022 13:01:07
if u watched pels cj was great at pg alvarado was great as backup pg point zions worth a look with a capable roster which he's never had before. so youtrading for that salary 4 a cheerleader? u paying him as an assistant coach or player?

5.) 08 Sep 2022
08 Sep 2022 20:56:52
Lakers added Jones and Bryant means Davis will play PF which means LeBron is at the 3.