Jazz Pushing for Playoffs, Not More Picks
Conspiracy theorists might think the Utah Jazz have an interesting dilemma Friday night against Golden State.
A Utah win will knock the Warriors farther down the standings while keeping the Jazz within striking distance of postseason play—scenarios that could leave the Jazz going from two possible lottery picks in June to none.
Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor doesn’t care.
He wants the win.
“We’re not playing that game for that draft pick, and this organization and this ownership has never done that,” O’Connor said. “We’re going to try to win the game, try to make the playoffs. That game, that draft pick, means nothing.”