Jazz Stacked with 15 1st-Round NBA Draft Picks After Trade for Lakers' Westbrook

SALT LAKE CITY UT- NOVEMBER 7:  Danny Ainge CEO  of the Utah Jazz  watches warmups before their game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Vivint Arena November 7, 2022 in Salt Lake City Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Chris Gardner/ Getty Images)

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The Utah Jazz have a war chest of future draft picks.

With Wednesday’s blockbuster trade between the Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves, the Jazz now have 15 future first-rounders until 2029, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

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The Jazz have assembled a massive package of assets — including 15 unprotected or lightly protected first-round picks through 2029 and a young core of Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kesslier, Collin Sexton and Ochai Agbaji and $60M-plus in potential cap space.

When the team moved Rudy Gobert to the Wolves, they fetched unprotected first-round picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027 and a top-five-protected selection in 2029. When they shipped Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers, they brought back unprotected first-rounders in 2025, 2027 and 2029 and two first-round pick swaps in 2026 and 2028

So CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge and the Jazz have been loading up. For almost the rest of this decade, they’ll be cashing in come the draft.