Jazz Acquire Biedrins, Jefferson, Rush, Picks

JULY 10TH, 4:40pm: Utah's agreement with the Warriors has been finalized and has been rolled into a separate deal, both teams confirmed. The breakdown:

JULY 5TH, 4:36pm: Both first-rounders the Jazz are acquiring in the deal will be unprotected, tweets Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

4:01pm: The Warriors will send their 2014 and 2017 first-round picks to the Jazz, tweets Wojnarowski. Multiple second-rounders will also go to Utah in the deal, Wojnarowski adds (via Twitter).

3:27pm: Murphy will be sent to the Warriors in the trade, tweets Sam Amick of USA Today. Meanwhile, Wojnarowski tweets that multiple draft picks are headed to the Jazz, including a 2014 first-rounder.

3:23pm: Brandon Rush is also headed to Utah in the deal, according to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group. Shedding Rush's salary as well will give Golden State room under the cap to sign Iguodala.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com adds (via Twitter) that the Warriors will receive a non-guaranteed contract from Utah in the trade. That player will be either Kevin Murphy or Jerel McNeal.

2:57pm: The Warriors have reached an agreement on a salary-dump trade with the Jazz, according to Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson will be heading to Utah in the deal, reports TNT's David Aldridge (via Twitter).

Rumors relating to the Warriors' trade talks with the Jazz had been swirling all day, as Golden State looked for a way to clear cap space to make a run at Dwight Howard and/or Andre Iguodala. The team ended up reaching an agreement to bring Iguodala aboard, and hasn't been entirely ruled out of the race for Howard.

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12 thoughts on “Jazz Acquire Biedrins, Jefferson, Rush, Picks

  1. Klink

    Last I checked, my math skills hadn’t deterioriated, so I must be forgetting a CBA/cap nuance or something.

    They just sent away 24 million in salary to the Jazz (Jefferson 11M, Biedrins 9M, Rush 4M) and signed Iguodola for an AAV of exactly half that.

    How was including Rush necessary to clear the requisite cap space to sign Iguodola?

    • HoopsRumors

      The Warriors had about $70MM in guaranteed salary before the deal and the cap is expected to be $58.5MM. So they started out about $12MM above and ended up about $12MM below.

      — Luke

      • Klink

        Ah there’s the problem. I kept mistaking luxury tax line with salary cap line. Thanks for the reply.

      • Then a fantastic deal for the Jazz! They needed to use a minimum amount of their cap space per league rules. They can let the kids play and grow. Then, they have picks for the future. I’m loving Dennis Lindsey!

    • DieHardMsFan

      1 more year. Jazz just got a few first round picks to pay two players for a year…

        • DieHardMsFan

          Haha true that :(…Still once a fan always a fan. I think we got some bright days ahead of us, but I think baseball is saved for mlbtr…

  2. BrickTops

    GSW can’t trade draft picks to LA in Howard S&T until 2019. I have a hard time seeing them landing D12 without sending LA two of Curry, Thompson, or Barnes + Bogut.

    • Sportsfan99

      it’d be Thompson,Barnes + Bogut. Maybe GS agrees or wants to take on Steve Nash as well and moves Curry to the SG slot? Nash Curry Iggy Lee and Howard is a good starting line up IMO.

  3. And, with Curry’s ankle (which help up great last year), the Warriors are one injury away from being a lottery team. Smart move for the Jazz. Good move for the immediate future of the Warriors. But, the best GM’s (Buford and Presti) seem to see long term pretty well.

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