Wade and Rondo are talented, but a poor fit with Butler (or each other). You put Klay Thompson — a lesser player overall — instead of Butler and the team probably looks better.
Mirotic looks like the second coming of Nocioni, but Lopez is serviceable. That’s a confusing gathering of players, but not as bad as Atlanta or Indiana. But the fit was never there, Hoiberg never got the pulse of the team, and it looked like they were shopping Butler the whole season.
I don’t know, man. I’ve seen the Jazz work hard with better teams and not make the playoffs. The West is cruel. But they have a better chance now.