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NBA trade analysis: Breaking down every deal and what it means to the Jazz

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Here's every draft-day trade and what it means to the Utah Jazz's future.


June 21, 2017

Wizards get: Tim Frazier, PG, 26 years old

Pelicans get: 52nd pick

Source: Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Analysis: Washington desperately needed a backup point guard (sorry Trey Burke) and found one by swapping its late second-round pick to New Orleans for Tim Frazier, who averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 assists last season. In the absence of Jrue Holiday, Frazier found a permanent spot in the Pelicans’ rotation. Going forward, the Pelicans will likely roll with former Duke guard Quinn Cook, who possesses more upside than Frazier.

How this affects the Jazz: Raul Neto’s contract is non-guaranteed for next season and the Jazz could be in the market for a backup point guard. Frazier will no longer be an option.


June 22, 2017: 5:43 p.m.

Timberwolves get: Jimmy Butler, Juston Patton (16th pick)

Bulls get: Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, Lari Markkanen (7th pick)

Source: Marc Stein/ESPN

Analysis: Minnesota seemed to be one piece away from becoming competitive in the tough western conference. Jimmy Butler, an All-Star with the Bulls, should help the young Timberwolves make "the leap." The trade is a reset for the Bulls, who now have a solid core to build around with LaVine, Dunn and Markkanen.

How this affects the Jazz: Jimmy Butler was linked to the Boston Celtics, who will pursue Gordon Hayward come July 1. Now that Butler is in Minnesota, the Celtics can't add Butler to its team with hopes of convincing Hayward to come too. From a competitive standpoint, the Timberwolves will have the pieces - led by Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins - to compete for a playoff spot, making the road more difficult for Utah.


June 22, 2017: 6:34 p.m.

Kings get: Justin Jackson (15th pick) and Harry Giles (20th pick)

Trail Blazers get: Zach Collins (10th pick)

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Analysis: Ever since LaMarcus Aldridge left in free agency two years ago, the Trail Blazers have been looking for a big that could be a foundational piece. The team coveted 7-foot Gonzaga center Zach Collins and didn't want to wait for him to fall to 15, so it packaged its picks to make sure Collins ends up in Portland. The Kings will now have two additional players - Justin Jackson and Harry Giles - to add onto its already young roster.

How this affects the Jazz: Utah reportedly hoped to move up in the draft, but lost a potential trading parter after this deal. Collins will also see the Jazz repeatedly, as the Trail Blazers are also in the northwest division.


June 22, 2017: 6:58 p.m.

Nuggets get: Trey Lyles, Tyler Lydon (24th pick)

Jazz get: Donovan Mitchell (13th pick)

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Analysis: Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey wanted to move up into the lottery, but it didn't seem possible. Despite the small chance of it happening, Lindsey managed to agree to a deal with the Nuggets for the 13th pick, which turned into Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell, in exchange for Trey Lyles and the 24th pick. Mitchell, who is 6-3 and has a 6-10 wingspan, is projected to be a combo guard in the NBA. He averaged 15.6 points for the Cardinals. Denver will get another young building block in Lyles, who fell out of favor in Utah this past season, and a first round pick in a deep draft.

How this affects the Jazz: Utah has been all about versatility and athleticism. Mitchell is the poster child for both of those things. Alec Burks' future, however, is now in question. If the Jazz do end up re-signing Joe Ingles, Burks will have a tough time cracking Quin Snyder's rotation. Also, now that Lyles is gone, the Jazz could be in the market for another forward, or potentially guarantee Boris Diaw's contract (the deadline for that is July 15).


July 22, 2017 8:35 p.m.

Lakers get: Josh Hart (pick 30) and Thomas Bryant (pick 42)

Jazz get: Tony Bradley (pick 28)

Source: Chad Ford/ESPN

Analysis: DraftExpress projected UNC center Tony Bradley to go 30th to Utah, but it looks like the Jazz didn't want to wait for him to fall. Utah completed a deal with the Lakers, swapping the 30th and 42nd picks for the 28th in order to secure Bradley. Bradley averaged a mere 6.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, and is considered a project big man.

How this affects the Jazz: Bradley will need years of development before he becomes serviceable, but the Jazz are in a position where they can wait. Rudy Gobert will be the Jazz's franchise center for years to come, allowing the Jazz to focus its attention on polishing Bradley's game. If he learns how to use his 7-5 wingspan, Jazz might've found an effective long-term backup.


July 22, 2017 9:00 p.m.

Hornets get: Dwayne Bacon (40th pick) and cash considerations

Pelicans get: Frank Jackson (31st pick)

Source: Jake Fischer/SI

Analysis: Frank Jackson is coming off foot surgery and slipped out of the first round, but is expected to be ready by the start of training camp. Jackson can compete for minutes in New Orleans, as the Pelicans aren't deep at either guard position. Jackson, 6-3, can play at both guard spots.

How this affects the Jazz: Well, Jackson was projected to get picked by the Jazz at 30, but Utah traded the pick, ending any hopes for a hometown reunion. This will just make his inaugural game at Vivint Smart Home Arena that much more entertaining.


July 22, 2017 9:29 p.m.

Warriors get: Jordan Bell

Lakers get: cash considerations (a lot of it)

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski/The Verticle

Analysis: The Golden State Warriors won't have much room to sign many free agents this summer after Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant agree to their monstrous deals. So the Warriors took an unconventional route and essentially bought Oregon forward Jordan Bell from the Lakers. Bell is a gritty defender and will help solidify the Warriors' somewhat weak frontcourt.

How this affects the Jazz: Every year, a player that was projected to go late in the first round slips deep into the second round. The Jazz have dealt a few of its picks, but still own the 55th selection. If Bell was available, the Jazz might've considered adding him to the roster, especially now that Trey Lyles is in Denver.