Thanks Danny Ainge, Justin Zanik and Ryan Smith--you've finally given me something to cheer for this upcoming season!!

I wasn't one of the "boo-bird" fans who was hoping the Jazz would break up an extremely good 2021-2022 Jazz team, which it took Jazz management more than 11 years to build (beginning in mid-season 2010). I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Rudy Gobert, Quin Snyder and Donovan Mitchell as the star players and coach of the Jazz for the past 9, 8 and 5 years respectively, and I easily could have been onboard to watch those three individuals as the core of the Jazz for 5 or 6 more years. As a Jazz fan, I have loved Rudy, Quin and Donovan in every way.

The past couple of months, I have been very unhappy with Jazz management, who appeared to be focused on trading Rudy and Donovan almost solely for draft picks with which to rebuild the team. It's no secret that the Jazz may only hit the jackpot on 1 or 2 of its cache of 14 or so draft picks over the next 5-7 years, if at all. I really didn't want to be forced to watch a sad-sack Jazz team constructed similar to how the OKC Thunder has been constructed for the past 2-3 years, with no players really worth watching or cheering for. However, in today's trade with Cleveland the Jazz not only acquired more draft picks, but also acquired some promising young players who could develop into very good players, in Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen and Ochai Agbaji. Even though I don't expect the Jazz to win many games this season (and I'm praying that they don't), I'm now looking forward to watching this team as it begins it's rebuild.

Thank you Danny, Justin and Ryan! I can now get fully onboard with the rebuild.

Also, as a final tribute to Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Quin Snyder:



And, "when did Satan become the coach of the Utah Jazz?"

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