Utah is trying to stay within their financial means and stay competitive at the same time. They traded Ronnie Brewer to Memphis for a future pick. ; They have depth at that position and can absorb the loss. ; Brewer is a restricted free agent and Utah may not be able to match any offers. ; So, they gain a pick for him now. ; Not bad I guess.
Memphis is trying to make the playoffs now and giving up a future pick for something now makes sense. ; Brewer will improve them and I think he was worth the first round pick. ; I don't know that he gets them there, but he will be better than what they could have drafted for.