Since this rumor came out of Cleveland, I'm betting that this trade is just
a smokescreen from the Cavs to pump up the value of their number one pick.
I'm absolutely hoping that is the case because trading Favors, Burks, and
Aaron Gordon (probably who the Jazz would draft at #5) is WAY WAY WAY too much
for some unproven draft pick that is more than likely overhyped. Does Wiggins
have real talent? Undoubtedly yes. Is he the next Lebron James? Almost
undoubtedly no. There are big questions about Wiggin's shot and about his
penchant for sometimes disappearing during his college games.The
Jazz FO would be stupid to trade two foundation pieces and a very good rookie
(possibly even better than Wiggins himself) for an unproven rookie. Please Jazz,
don't pull the trigger on that trade.
@DN article author: In 2005 we hit a home run by doing this exact same thing --
we traded away the farm to move up two spots and select Deron Williams over
Chris Paul. That worked out well . . .
@BioPowertrainummm ya how did that turn out for New Orleans or Utah
for that matter, at least the Jazz made it to the Western Conference Finals and
were a challenge for almost every year.
@BioPowertrainWe didn't "trade away the farm" for
D-will. We traded the picks that became Martell Webster, Linas Kleiza, and Joel
Freeland. The D-Will trade was an absolute robbery of Portland. D-will later
netted us Favors and Kanter, so ultimately I think trading those picks to
Portland worked out pretty well. I hope the Jazz can find a way to pick another
This is a great article. I'd ship off the whole bunch to get an elite
player. The team who lands the all-star wins every time. Can anybody out there
really say the Jazz were on the winning end of the D-will trade. I was on board
at the time, but now I wish they'd rolled the dice and tried to bring in
some good role players to play buy his side and see if he would stick around.