Between the Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell trades, the Utah Jazz opened deals with other NBA players.
They acquired nine different first-round picks in two deals, two 2022 first-round rookies, and several young but established rotation players.Taren Horton-Tucker and Stanley The Jazz appear to be leading the youth movement at full speed, considering the conversion of Patrick Beverly (acquired by signing Gobert) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Johnson.
The Phoenix Suns lack a youth division compared to most teams, but a deal centered around picks and salary fillers is attractive enough for the Jazz to pry open one of their other established pieces. Is not it?
Below are my favorite targets in Utah. Ranked from least liked (4) to most liked target. Here are some examples of each of our favorite trades.
4. Malik Beasley: 6’5, 187 lbs, wingspan 6-7
I feel like I hold this idea higher than others, and for very clear reasons. Beasley has a $32 million contract left over the next two seasons, which could offend many, especially if his defense has never been great.
However, his three-point numbers fly off the screen. In his 130-plus games with Minnesota, Beasley averaged 8.3 attempts per game, and those looks saw him shoot 38.9%.
These are the kind of numbers that can overcome shortcomings such as slightly below average defenses. ImproveWe rarely regret prioritizing offensive dynamism when it comes to roster building, and this is a move in favor of it.
Landry Shamet, Torrey Craig ($5 million expired), and a second round (or two) nominations should be enough to get the job done.
It is worth noting that Beasley served 78 of his 120-day prison sentence for felony-level threats of violence before being released in August 2021. Sands front office regardless of cost.
3. Jordan Clarkson: 6-4, 194, 6-10
Clarkson is my more lukewarm target, largely based on his inefficiency, especially his recent inefficiency (53.2 TS% last season), and his high utilization (26.8% last season, 29.7% in the previous season).
Acquisitions are meant to improve that spot, and given the recent progress in playmaking seen by Payne in an area where Clarkson has struggled, I’d be a little hesitant to trade in. all.
The upside comes from the hope that he can recapture the magic of the 2020-21 season when he won his sixth Man of the Year. Coming back to prioritizing attack dynamism, having bona fide shot creators and makers in your organization greatly reduces the strain on your bench unit.
This requires at least Jae Crowder or a first rounder, and possibly more on top of that. In this example, send Crowder and Payne her second rounder to sweeten the deal.
2. Jared Vanderbilt: 6-9, 214, 7-1
We have Sam Cooper from his YouTube channel with The Timeline handle this pitch from a free agency pitch video that came out a few summers ago.
And I love the idea of him being paired with a top target, so I’m withholding the trade example.
1. Bojan Bogdanovic: 6-7, 226, 6-11
Bogdanovic is a solid contributor to playoff contenders and the most established player to grab a grab, currently competing alongside Dario Saric for the Croatian national team in EuroBasket. There have also already been reports that Phoenix is investigating the market around Bogdanovic.
Especially if Saric gets primary source approval from EuroBasket, we will do our best to do business with him. Crowder, Shamet, and the first song by Bogdanovic and Vanderbilt sound pretty good to me.
As Suns Nation, where are we? Or should the Suns make another splash before training camp, like the Bogdanovic trade?
personally, comfortable Where are they, I’m hoping for some sort of another rotation addition.