I spent some time today looking at the franchise history, and the types of trades the Jazz franchise has made. And the readers on twitter also helped in compiling a pretty substantive list - effectively the 75 most important trades in franchise history. (If not the 75 total trades in franchise history) During this period I learned a lot about the Jazz team and our history. Some great things were happening, but started with the smallest, almost insignificant pebble falling into a still pond. Only for the ripples of that effect to continually expand until that singular drop became a near torrential wave.
For example, the smallest part of attaining Deron Williams (and then later Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Marvin Williams, and a future pick) all started with trading a 'way in the future' 2004 2nd round pick, who would eventually become Ricky Minard.
I'm not going to make this a super long post . . . but here are the Top trades in Jazz franchise history. Vote on the one you think was the 'single' best trade. Take into account what the team has done after the trade went down as well, not just what the trade looks like "on paper".
The Single Best Trade in Jazz Franchise History was:
Spencer Haywood for Adrian Dantley (1979-80 season) (50 votes)
Bobby Hansen, Eric Leckner, and 3 draft picks for Jeff Malone (1989-90 season) (6 votes)
Thurl Bailey and a 2nd rounder for Tyrone Corbin (1991-92 season) (5 votes)
Jeff Malone and a 1st rounder for Jeff Hornacek, Sean Green, and a 2nd rounder (1993-94 season) (230 votes)
Felton Spencer for Kenny Gattison, Brooks Thompson, and a 1st round (Andrei Kirilenko) (1996-97 season) (31 votes)
Three first round picks for a 1st round pick (Deron Williams) (2004-05 season) (152 votes)
Herbert Hill for Kyrylo Fesenko (2006-07 season) (7 votes)
Gordan Giricek and a 1st rounder for Kyle Korver (2007-08 season) (23 votes)
Deron Williams for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, and 2 first rounders (one is Enes Kanter) (2010-11 season) (225 votes)
Tadija Dragicevic and a trade exception for Mo Williams and Shan Foster (2011-12 season) (6 votes)
735 total votes