The Utah Jazz made major improvements during the off-season. Everyone knows it. They had to make some difficult moves though, cutting ties with multiple players that fans had fallen in love with, including Jae Crowder.
Crowder was involved in the move that brought Mike Conley from Memphis to Utah during the off-season. Including their energizer and tough enforcer in the deal seriously hurt, but it was an easy decision for the Jazz.
They knew that the group they had assembled had reached its ceiling. Coming off a disappointing first round series against Houston, the Jazz went into the off-season seeking additional shooting and creators.