What the Utah Jazz got:
|GSW 2014 1st Rounder (Unprotected)||--||--||GSW||UTA|
|GSW 2017 1st Rounder (Unprotected)||--||--||GSW||UTA|
|GSW 2016 2nd Rounder||--||--||GSW||UTA|
|GSW 2017 2nd Rounder||--||--||GSW||UTA|
|DEN 2018 2nd Rounder||--||--||DEN||UTA|
What the Denver Nuggets got:
|Trade Exception||--||--||GSW||DEN||- $12,000,000||1|
|GSW 2018 2nd Rounder||--||--||GSW||DEN|
What the Golden State Warriors got:
Please note that "Future Cash" will probably be compatible with our future credit / bitcoin / whatevers in the year 4000. Or whenever we'll use it. I don't know. I do know that it's Brandon Rush's birthday later on this week, and he'll turn 28.
I think this series of moves is "okay" for every team. Golden State gets the best player, signs him for $12 per, for four years, and still gets to keep their midlevel to use this year. Denver, who would have lost the best player for nothing, ends up getting a hefty trade exception, a draft pick, and immediately uses it to get a wing that they need. As for the Jazz, well, it's a pretty interesting deal. So let's go to the mouths of horses themselves to find things out:
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey: "This trade helped us address our need for size, shooting and experience ..."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) July 10, 2013
... "while also allowing us to add assets and maintain flexibility for the future."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) July 10, 2013
Yep. Well, Lindsey continues:
Dennis Lindsey says last year the Jazz were "sometimes going in completely opposite ways" with youth and vets.— Bill Oram (@tribjazz) July 10, 2013
Lindsey on patience of Hayward, Favors, Kanter and Burks: "They're ambitious and competitive. They wanted more opportunity, and here it is."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) July 10, 2013
So it's nice that DL gets it, where as the guy at the wheel last year was happy to stay mediocre.
Overall, this move gives us players, gives us more assets for the future, and doesn't bog us down. All three teams did okay for what they are trying to do. Who do you think "won" this trade?