The Utah Jazz opted to stay put at the NBA trade deadline, despite a rumored blockbuster deal with the Memphis Grizzlies that involved a point guard swap of Ricky Rubio and Mike Conley Jr.
Now, with the Jazz standing pat, the burden falls on the franchise to prove that no trade was the right move.
It’s rumored Memphis ultimately wanted Rubio and Dante Exum, plus a first-round draft pick to finalize the deal, but the Jazz were unwilling to include Exum in that type of trade. This puts Exum atop the list of pieces that must prove their value over the second half of the season.
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