Zion Williamson being considered a dream target for the Utah Jazz is remarkably significant.

It’s the most exciting time of the year for NBA fans—trade season. This is when teams often make their most significant moves of the offseason (and sometimes during the season), as they are loaded with assets. Consequently, we can expect a flurry of trades over the next few seasons, and that’s perfectly fine.

The Utah Jazz are expected to be active, with Danny Ainge indicating that the team is going “big game hunting” to acquire a major All-Star talent to pair with Lauri Markkanen, aiming to enhance the roster and make a playoff push. While it’s uncertain who they might target, many speculations are circulating.

For example, Bleacher Report has identified Zion Williamson as the Jazz’s ideal trade target. Although Williamson’s star power has dimmed somewhat, he remains an All-Star-level player who, according to Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey, would fit well with the Jazz. Bailey states:

“Dream: Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson played a career-high 70 games this season but missed the playoff run due to a hamstring injury. After a fifth consecutive season impacted by his durability issues, perhaps New Orleans might consider a package featuring shorter-term salaries and ample draft capital, which Utah has in abundance.”

Williamson has a concerning case of “wanna-like-you-itis.” He’s powerful, quick, and incredibly athletic, but he struggles with maintaining his fitness and weight, and his off-court behavior often overshadows his on-court performance. Without consistent health and an effective offensive strategy beyond attacking the rim, his impact is limited. He lacks a reliable jumper or three-point shot.

Having played in just 44% of possible games in his career and surpassing 50 games only twice, Williamson as a dream target is just that—a dream.

On paper, Williamson is an enticing addition for any team. However, when considering his actual performance, injury history, and overall contribution, the dream can quickly turn into a nightmare. Williamson isn’t worth a first-round pick because he’s unlikely to make a meaningful impact due to his lack of career seriousness, frequent injuries, and lack of improvement since entering the league.