Following the Utah Jazz’s blockbuster deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month, the original core leader, 26-year-old Donovan Mitchell, was sent to the Cavaliers in exchange for three first-round picks and 25-year-old forward Lauri Marca. After the exchange of Ning, 23-year-old guard Collin Sexton, 22-year-old rookie Okay Abagi and 2 draft picks, the 2 core players Mitchell and Rudy Gobert have all been sent, the Jazz The lineup is already facing an inevitable major reshuffle.
However, the Jazz’s roster rebuilding plan is still underway, which also includes removing veteran lineups. It is reported that the Jazz may be interested in trading 33-year-old forward Bojan Bogdanovic before the start of fall training camp.
Bogdanovic is a veteran who has not yet been traded by the Jazz. In 2019, the Jazz used a first-round pick to trade with the Indiana Pacers and acquired Bogdanovic. The veteran forward played for the Jazz for three seasons and averaged a maximum of 20.2 points per game. Bogdanovic took a place in the Jazz’s rotation with his rich field experience and strength.
He appeared in 69 games last season and averaged 18.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.5 steals per 30.9 minutes per game. The three-point shooting rate is 38.7% and the pitching rate is 45.5%, not only as a perimeter shooter in the lineup, but also on the defensive end.
However, due to the end of last season, Bogdanovic’s $19.6 million contract with the Jazz is also about to expire, and the Jazz will also decisively abandon him in the process of rebuilding, and will Bogdano many times in the offseason. Vicky included additional chips involved in trading Mitchell.
And the forward veteran has no shortage of suitors in the NBA trade market. It is understood that the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks are all interested in becoming the veteran’s next home. But the Jazz may ask for a first-round pick in exchange for value, and it remains to be seen whether the Lakers are willing to trade for Russell Westbrook, a 2027 first-round pick or more. And the Mavericks, facing a salary cap match, may not qualify for the deal.
In any case, Bogdanovic will likely be headed to a new team before the start of the preseason at the latest, and it is expected that the above potential trade parties, if they are willing to provide a first-round pick, will give a big boost to the Jazz. the conclusion of this deal.