It was a season that was expected to be rough after Utah's front office allowed veterans Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap to walk in free agency last summer.
That step back may help the team take a few steps forward with yet another lottery pick, this time in the star-studded class of 2014.
The Jazz missed out on the opportunity to snag one of the really big names such as Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker (most likely) when they were announced to have the No. 5 pick at the lottery.
But the depth of this draft affords Utah the opportunity to pick up a great player with that fifth selection and maybe even at No. 23 with its second first-round pick.
Options abound at both of those spots.