League personnel expect the Jazz to become a seller ahead of the February 9 trade deadline, according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, who reports that Utah has received a lot of interest in Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt. The Jazz are looking for a first-round pick in exchange for either player, sources tell Fischer.
A couple weeks ago, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported about three-team trade talks between the Jazz, Suns and Hawks that involved Beasley, Vanderbilt, John Collins and Jae Crowder. Fischer hears from sources that the Jazz and Hawks also discussed a more straightforward deal, with Beasley and Vanderbilt heading to Atlanta in exchange for Collins, but suggests that the deal may have fallen apart when Utah asked for a first-rounder as well.
Echoing a report from Marc Stein, Fischer says Jordan Clarkson “is not considered a trade candidate at this time.” The Jazz want to keep the veteran guard, but are currently limited in what they can offer him in an extension, so he is expected to hit free agency.
Here’s more from Fischer:
- Fischer suggests that a three-team deal is the most likely pathway for Crowder to eventually be dealt from the Suns. The Bucks are known to be very interested in Crowder, with Fischer reiterating that Milwaukee has been dangling Grayson Allen to rival teams. Charania reported a couple days ago that the Suns are interested in Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels, but sources tell Fischer that the fourth-year forward is a favorite of GM Mitch Kupchak, so Allen and second-round picks is unlikely to be enough for Charlotte.
- Rival teams have gotten the impression that the Suns are looking for another ball-handler at guard, potentially a long-term replacement for point guard Chris Paul, Fischer adds.
- Like Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, Fischer says the Wizards aren’t currently open to trading Kyle Kuzma, as the team hopes to re-sign him in free agency.
- Unsurprisingly, Fischer writes that the Sixers will be actively looking for roster upgrades ahead of a playoff push. However, if that doesn’t come to fruition, Fischer suggests Philadelphia might dump a smaller salary to dip below the luxury tax threshold, pointing to Furkan Korkmaz, Matisse Thybulle and Jaden Springer as potential contracts that could be moved.
- Kings backup center Richaun Holmes is available on the trade market, sources tell Fischer. The 29-year-old is in the second year of a four-year, $46MM deal, but has fallen out of Sacramento’s rotation under new head coach Mike Brown, averaging just 2.7 PPG and 2.0 RPG in 26 games (9.0 MPG). He averaged 14.2 PPG, 8.3 RPG and 1.6 BPG in 2020/21, so it’s possible a rival team might view him as a bounce-back candidate, but there’s no question that his value has declined.
10 thoughts on “Fischer’s Latest: Jazz, Suns, McDaniels, Sixers, Holmes”
I’d do Kaminsky plus Atl’s 2024 1st (top10 protected) for JVando in a heartbeat
Hawks will do anything to get to the play in so I cant blame you
No one’s gonna replace Paul long term, but maybe getting a cheap Lonzo from the bulls in hopes they’d rather get a guaranteed return rather gamble more on his health would be fitting.
Holmes is gonna get paid about a million bucks per game he plays in not bad young man
PHX: Lonzo Ball, Pat Will and Pat Bev
CHI: AD and Crowder
LA: CP3 and DD
PHX then cuts Pat Bev and he can go sign on any team he wants for a playoff run.
PHX get does a little mini rebuild by going from CP3 to Lonzo. Lonzo is way younger, better defensively and would be a great long term fit. He’s become really efficient shooting the ball and less ball dominant which fits well with Booker and Bridges. Pat Will for Crowder is a huge W. He would be great on this team as a 3 and D forward and I think create a great forward rotation with bridges and Johnson.
Not to mention moving off Bev and Dario Sarics expiring deal they save themselves a little bit of money and can invest in creating better depth.
Chicago takes the biggest risk giving up Lonzo, DD and Pat Will for AD and Crowder. I think a projected line up of Ayo LaVine Crowder AD Vuce would actually be really solid tho. Off the bench you still have White Caruso DJJ Green and Drummond which is a nice second unit. LaVine and AD pick and rolls would be great to see. Two bigs which work in tandem both can space the floor or work from the block which creates mismatches. Crowder a good 3 and D guy and locker room presence and Ayo can grow as a starter, think he’s got a lot of potential.
The defence would be fantastic with Caruso AD Crowder Green. AD being a home town hero aswell. Come the offseason Coby White leaves and DRose returns. I’d be awesome to see and better than what they have now which is sitting outside the playoffs.
LA pulls the trigger and gets LeBron his friends. In the offseason you let Russ leave, I think Draymond opts out of his deal and likely teams up aswell, creating a big 4. Likely leaving you with no cap space left and really poor bench once again but you know other players would want to join forces as they be a playoff lock.
CP3 and Green as a facilitators and Bron and DD as the two scorers. All 4 really high IQ, great passers and the offence would work itself out even without amazing spacing. Defensively all the guys are past their prime but because of the IQ amd communication I think they manage. Green is a fantastic defender and can switch onto anyone. Bron is good when he locks in but most the time now he’s just a wing guy. DD isn’t the best and CP3 is kinda past it but both are still average for their position.
The trick would be filling out the depth with young, athletic, hard working role players that will listen and learn but also fill key roles.
In a way I hope that happens…
Could be more entertaining than their current situation… But only because it would blow up even more for the Lakers…
Terrible trade for the lakers don’t quit your day job
As I said
Hornets want a future First for forward Jalen McDaniels
Luxury tax teams want salary dump
Top 10 playoffs teams are not seeking expiring contracts or 2-month rental because of next season luxury taxes
They don’t want following players
You can go ahead to demand 3 first round picks from luxury tax teams
Back to the regularly scheduled Danny Ainge trade rumours…
“The deal fell threw when Danny added a pick…”