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The transition from the end of the season to the start of the offseason is quick in the NBA and now that we know who the Jazz have drafted, its time to figure out where the Utah Jazz go from here.
In this episode, we play clips from Jazz coach Quin Snyder and general manager Dennis Lindsey, who break down a bit into why the team selected Trey Lyles and Olivier Hanlan in the draft. They both agree that Lyles gives Utah some versatility at his position. "We have to be able to be versatile and hopefully play different ways, but this is early, early, early for us. We need to make sure that we stay true to who we are in our identity and not try to kind of do a bunch of other things until we get our stuff nailed down for more than a half-season," Snyder says.
Both talk about the things that went into the draft process, including advanced metrics. Of course, the Jazz had several options on draft day, from moving up, moving down and even moving out of the draft. However, Lindsey said the draft was too skilled to leave empty-handed. They also give an update on the progress of the returning players of the team and additions to the staff.
KSL.com writer Andy Larsen also joins, adding color to what we already know and what the Jazz might do this offseason. (Note: In the brief time since these interviews, the Jazz have reportedly talked with Tibor Pleiss and Raul Neto, and extended a qualifying offer to Joe Ingles). Will the Jazz go after a big name in free agency? It could happen. However, as Lindsey confides, the best work is probably within.
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