The Jazz never wanted to take home three young guys and looked to move their second-round pick. With the 35th pick, the Jazz traded Jarnell Stokes to the Memphis Grizzlies. In exchange, the Jazz acquired a 2016 second-rounder.
"We felt like we needed to push out that pick going forward," said Dennis Lindsey, the Jazz general manager. "Our ability to accumulate assets was key to making moves down the road. We have an extreme youth movement, so we just felt like we needed to move the pick."
The Jazz are a young, inexperienced team with a first-year coach in Quin Snyder. They have 11 players on roster under the age of 26, including three of five starters from last year. The Jazz finished 25-57 in last place of the Northwest Division last season.