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To Tank or Not To Tank — How Important are Top 5 Picks in a Rebuild?

To Tank or Not To Tank.

That is the common question among Utah Jazz fans this season. After trading their 2 best players, the answer seemed pretty obvious. But a surprising start and consistently good play by this rag-tag, ad hoc roster has some in the fanbase questioning what moves should be made at the trade deadline. Move the vets? Or improve?

But before we dig into the meat and potatoes of this article, let’s set the stage on where the Jazz currently stand in the landscape of the NBA.

At 24-25, the Jazz are 9th in the Western Conference and slotted for the play-in tournament.