A new era has arrived for the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.
Headlines were made when the news broke that the Utah Jazz had finalized a blockbuster trade that sent 3-time all-star Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a collection of first-round draft picks, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, and rookie Ochai Agbaji.
Jazz fans knew that the day would eventually come when the organization would have to decide whether to part ways with their superstars as the all-star duo of Mitchell and Rudy Gobert just wasn’t going to get it done. It appears on the surface that the Jazz are about to go through a rebuilding phase but actually what team executive Danny Ainge has done is retooled the roster.
It will take time for the Utah Jazz’s rebuilding plan to come to fruition
It’s true that they are less talented without their stars but the players currently on this roster including the ones that were recently acquired are no pushovers as the Jazz should be able to field a team that should be on the cusp of competing for a spot in the play-in tournament.
First-year head coach Will Hardy should be able to mold this team the way he wants with the newly acquired players and fans shouldn’t be surprised if the Jazz finds success early. It’s a new era for Jazz basketball and it’s going to be interesting to see what they can accomplish this season and going forward.