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Team Previews: Utah Jazz 2013-14

Michael Corvo

Michael Corvo

Michael Corvo writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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After narrowly missing the playoffs in the 2012-13 season, the Jazz made the bold leap into rebuilding mode. This is a smart move, albeit an unusual one for the Jazz, who have been a frequent playoff participant over the past few decades. Utah chose potential over mediocrity, parting ways with its two best players, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, along with Randy Foye, and Mo Williams, and choosing to build around a promising young core. It's no secret: the Jazz front office has its sights set on the 2014 lottery, and could very much be a contender for all-world prospect Andrew Wiggins. They all but solidified this stance when they dealt Foye for the expiring contracts of veterans Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush from Golden State (as part of a three-team trade with Denver), taking on $22 million in combined salary for a package of picks and players who will, at best, improve the team by exactly zero wins.

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