What could happen to the Jazz before, during or after the NBA draft

Jazz owner Ryan Smith, left, listens as Danny Ainge, CEO of Utah Jazz Basketball, speaks during a press conference about coach Quin Snyder’s resignation at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 6, 2022.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

On Thursday night the 2022 NBA draft will signal the true beginning of the NBA offseason, and although the Utah Jazz do not own a pick in the draft, there are a lot of things that could happen in the coming days.

It’s important to recognize who is in charge and what that means before we dive into the possible scenarios the Jazz could face. Danny Ainge has earned a reputation as a shrewd businessman in the basketball world and that’s not just because he wheels and deals and is willing to make tough decisions, pushing loyalty to the side for the sake of success. It’s also because he plays the system.

There have been many instances over the years, when Ainge was leading the Boston Celtics’ front office, in which information leaked and trades were rumored only for Ainge to pivot at the last minute or to stay as quiet as a church mouse. Those are not accidents.


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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