Miami Heat Rumors: Utah Jazz Moves May Not Mean A Rebuild

Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz and Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat look on(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz and Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat look on(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are in the throws of NBA Free Agency. While they have been linked to numerous guys, both before and in the midst of all the moves, nothing has really come to fruition yet.

While the thought is that they are waiting on the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes to play out, there are other guys out there that many seem to want to see in a Miami Heat uniform. Well, one guy, at least.

That would be Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz. And in fact, most might think that after what the Utah Jazz just did, they are signaling a rebuild.

Here is what they “just did”.

Sending Rudy Gobert, a three-time NBA Defensive Player Of The Year, to Minnesota, the Utah Jazz got back quite the hall for the, at times, dominant rim protector. Here is what they received for his services.

With the Miami Heat firmly in the mix for most of the talent being moved around, a domino may have dropped. Is the Gobert move signaling a Jazz rebuild?

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"The Jazz are landing four Minnesota first-round picks and 2022 first-round pick Walker Kessler in the deal for Rudy Gobert, source tells ESPN."

To go into even more detail, ESPN’s Wojnarowski laid out the specifics of the trade. Here is how it all breaks down when you get to the nitty-gritty of it all.

"The Jazz gathered six first-round picks in the past 24 hours, including 7-footer Walker Kessler, the 22nd overall pick in the 2022 Draft. The Jazz plan to retool the roster around All-Star G Donovan Mitchell."

And that last part is the key. While many think that sending out Rudy Gobert means that the Utah Jazz are totally rebuilding, there is a different path of thought that should be out there.

Well, it’s the first one that emanated from this direction. Are they tearing it all down—or is this something else?

With a documented tumultuous relationship, it seemed as though Utah was destined to break the pairing up. If they are choosing Mitchell over Gobert, which always seemed like the direction they would go as perimeter players, guards, and especially a high-flying and high-point producing guard like Mitchell are more valuable than centers, then this is just that.

They are choosing the route to make Spida happy. That’s what this seems like from an overarching perspective—not a rebuild, of sorts.

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Things may change, as they always can. However, at the moment, it just looks like Utah wants to totally hand the keys to Mitchell.