So, what are we going to do in two years when Conley expires (let's say he opts in on his second year) and DM gets a max deal and Gobert signs a supermax which might be the largest contract in the history of the league at that time? Where are we going to find the cap space to replace Conley? This move just consigned the Jazz for years of above-mediocrity and the 1st-2nd round treadmill while still not making the Jazz a real contender for the next two seasons. And giving up two draft picks (the protections are terrible) + Allen for the dubious privilege of absorbing one of the largest contracts in the league...
I highly doubt there was another team out there that was willing to pay what we just pay. It feels like we bid against ourselves. We were the ones who should have received assets for absorbing this massive contract and forgoing any avenue for improvement for the next 5-7 years, due being capped out in the next 2 seasons and then maxing DM and Gobert.
Also, is Korver retiring? Didn't we really
need his shooting, which is why we traded for him in the first place? And we gave away Crowder who was the only stretch-ish 4 we had. We could probably replace him, but his contract was very convenient. But we also gave up Allen, who is also supposed to help with shooting. Bottom line, we gave up a whole lot of shooting, which is what we lacked the most to begin with. Also, this move just took out most of the interest from the draft. Ugh.
While the direction this team was headed was pretty obvious before, this move carves in stone the Jazz's treadmilling for the next 5-7 years. Now it's official.