Kevin O’Connor is a genius and he doesn’t even realize it! Trading away Deron Williams for Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Marvin Williams (Devin Harris trade) and 1/2 of Trey Burke could turn into Mr. Ender’s Game (Andrew Wiggins). IF somehow this trade goes through the Jazz will have traded Deron Williams to get Andrew Wiggins, Enes Kanter, Marvin Williams and 1/2 of Trey Burke.
Just so everyone is clear the Cavs have told the Jazz that they are deciding between them and the Philly for a trade partner and turned down 5 other teams. This in NO way says they will trade but it definitely has steam. The deal if you haven’t heard is D Fav, 5th pick and Alec (or future 1st rounder unprotected) for the 1st pick and Jarret Jack.
I still don’t know how I feel about this potential trade for the reasons of my love affair with Derrick Favors and also for the fact I am really starting to believe that Aaron Gordon could be just as good as Wiggins when it’s all done. If that’s the case then the Jazz effed up giving away Favors and potentially Burks.
The point of all this is to point out that Dennis Lindsey has a completely different way of thinking than Kevin O’Connor had. True, Dennis couldn’t be doing what he has done without KOC. However Dennis is getting rid of just about every single player that KOC had anything to do with. Dennis LOVES Gordon Hayward though and I don’t see the Jazz not resigning him, especially if Burks is included in this deal. What will be interesting to watch is how fast will Kanter be joining D Fav and Alec after the fire sale has begun?
What hopefully Derrick Favors understands this time around is that he is loved by the Jazz and by other teams which is why he can be traded potentially for the number one pick. In New Jersey they never wanted him, Utah wants him but if they can get a potential superstar for him then you have to do it. Think of it this way: If in 2003 the Jazz could’ve traded away Andrei Kirilenko the 19th pick, a future first rounder and Matt Harpring for Lebron or Melo it would be ridiculous that the Jazz wouldn’t do that.
Basically what I’m saying is if the Cavs really are going to possibly do this then in no way should the Jazz say no even if it is giving up the best player on the roster and possibly the 2nd best (the 5th pick).