Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
The Utah Jazz are on their way.
They swiftly dealt a disgruntled superstar, acquiring pieces to build a championship contender. The Jazz now boast as much young talent as any other team in the NBA.
Derrick Favors, a former top-three pick, should take the leap into NBA stardom this year.
Their center of the future, Enes Kanter was a top-three pick. That's all that can be said about him right now, but the potential is there. Their backcourt has players in Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks.
Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are the current stars of this team, but both are impending free agents. The Jazz have the flexibility to improve via free agency or retain their stars and wait for their young players to develop.
With just nine million dollars committed to players next year (seriously, nine million), and the eventual Golden State Warriors draft pick, which may be a lottery selection, the Jazz have a blueprint for a championship contender.
That young talent did make the postseason last season, and they now have that experience under their belts.
With a couple of right moves, the sky will be the limit for the Jazz.