Utah Jazz Trade Rumors: Mike Conley trade, Ricky Rubio departure and more
Teams around the NBA have less than 48 hours remaining to make trades as the league's trade deadline is set to come into effect ahead of the annual All-Star Weekend in North Carolina.
A number of high profile names are expected to be on the move, as playoff hopefuls make desperate moves to improve their chances of reaching the postseason, while the NBA's strugglers will be looking to dump salary in return for draft picks.
The Utah Jazz currently holds a 30-24 record, and the team is believed to be looking to make additions ahead of the deadline.
The teams desire to add personal means that departures are also likely, so ahead of the impending deadline, here we will take a look at the biggest Utah Jazz trade rumors
#3 Jazz showing interest in Jabari Parker
After spending four seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jabari Parker joined his hometown team in the summer of 2018 on a two-year deal worth $40 million. The deal to take Parker to Chicago looked like a perfect match, however, the former Milwaukee man has had a series of issues with Bulls management.
In late 2018, the 23-year-old was completely taken out of the team's rotation, and Parker has yet to return to the starting lineup. Due to this, Parker is believed to be available ahead of the deadline, and K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Jazz are among the interested teams:
Not that trading Lopez or Parker would be considered a blockbuster. The Bulls merely are trying to gain an asset from two players on expiring contracts. Parker carries a $20 million team option for 2019/20 that almost certainly won’t be exercised no matter what team he’s on come Friday who don’t fit in their future plans. The Lakers and Jazz have inquired on Parker, sources said.
In his 39 appearances for the Bulls this season, Parker has averaged 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.
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