After an exhausting seven-game series defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz will now gear up for an important offseason that could make or break their championship hopes for the years to come.
Although they didn’t make a huge signing or a blockbuster deal this offseason, the Utah Jazz had some changes to make after being knocked out of the playoffs twice in a row by the Houston Rockets.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz are two of the favourites to make the NBA Finals at the time of writing.
Indiana Pacers have been frequently linked with Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio this offseason as Darren Collison hits free agency. Rubio is set to depart Utah this summer with the Jazz having made a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies to acquire Mike Conley.
Memphis Grizzlies will consider trading their franchise stars, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, in the coming weeks, as recently reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.