Dance to a different Tune
The Utah Jazz are an up and coming team in the West. They have reached round two in the Western Conference playoffs for two consecutive seasons. However their lack of depth on the wing was exposed in a major way in their 2nd round defeat to the Houston Rockets.
Rookie Donovan Mitchell was outstanding, but he needs more scoring help. In addition, Mitchell needs someone who can take some defensive responsibilities away from him. He typically defends opponents best wings to start games.
Kent Bazemore could fit that bill. At the same time the Atlanta Hawks are looking to continue to build through the draft and would be wise to open up playing time for Kevin Huerter and Tyler Dorsey. Our Justin Butler gave his thoughts on the expectations for Huerter.
The Utah Jazz receive G/F Kent Bazemore
The Atlanta Hawks receive G Alec Burks and F Thabo Sefolosha and 2020 1st round pick, top 10 protected.
How it helps the Hawks
The Hawks open up cap space for 2 max contracts next off-season and get an additional 1st round draft asset. Alec Burks could have trade deadline value should he stay healthy. He has had injury issues.