In an NBA where half of the rosters turn over every season, the Jazz will have a huge edge in continuity and culture. They dont need to wait until declining players hit the open market because they are getting improving players right when they come into the NBA.
The Suns are going to have to depend on internal improvement to take the next step, but a lot of their young core is blocked in terms of potential playing time in the near future. T.J. Warren is their one young guy with the chance to take a step forward and vault them into the Top 8 out West.
The Hawks basically had to choose between re-signing Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. The difference in the roster from last season is Splitter in and Carroll out, which makes them bigger but less versatile.
The Ty Lawson trade fits Daryl Morey's modus operandi perfectly; he's taking a chance on a guy based on his basketball skills and figuring everything else will take care of itself.
Dante Exum still shows all the signs of becoming a really good player in the NBA for a long time to come, which makes the Jazz dangerous with all of their overwhelming length and talent.