The Utah Jazz have offered the Cleveland Cavaliers a massive package for the No. 1 pick, Spencer Checketts of 1280 the Zone in Utah reports. In the proposed deal, the Cavaliers would receive Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and the No. 5 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft for the No. 1 pick and Jarrett Jack. Numerous other pieces have been speculated to be added to the package, including Alec Burks, a future unprotected pick, and the No. 23 pick in this year’s draft.
For the Cavs, this would be a move to add valuable assets to the roster. Favors is a burgeoning all-star level post prospect who can protect the rim, and having two first round picks would allow the Cavs to have some flexibility and options in adding young talent to the roster. The move would also make for a more enticing package for an established veteran, and would rid the Cavs of Jack’s contract.
For the Jazz, the package would clearly be a move to add Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker with the top pick, as well as add a veteran presence in Jack to tutor Trey Burke. The Jazz would also likely be able to retain Gordon Hayward without much trouble if they desired. They would still have a solid core in place, with Burke, Wiggins/Parker, Hayward, and Enes Kanter.
We will have more details if they come, but like the proposed Jack/Marcus Thornton deal, this deal is probably just a smokescreen.