4. Spurs go after 28th overall from Jazz
The Utah Jazz are in the early stages of a rebuild and have three first-round picks of their own in the 2023 NBA Draft. With 13 players under contract, Utah is unlikely to make all three picks. There has been buzz about them packaging 16 and 28 to move up, but what if they cannot find a deal?
Jazz president Danny Ainge would push for two first-round picks, but the San Antonio Spurs won’t give in. The Hawks are selecting in the middle of the first round in 2023 and will likely be in a similar or worse position two years from now. The Jazz would get a higher pick than 28th overall and only have to move down five spots.
Utah has more draft selections than they can make after trading Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert last summer, but so do the Spurs. With Victor Wembanyama on the way, San Antonio should be looking to add more talent to their roster by any means necessary.
Would the Jazz accept this offer? If not, they are not the only team in the late first-round that is willing to trade their selection. Would the team selecting right before Utah have interest in this deal?