Utah Jazz Wiretap

Raptors Acquire Kelly Olynyk, Ochai Agbaji From Jazz

Feb 8, 2024 10:38 AM

The Utah Jazz have agreed to trade Kelly Olynyk and Ochai Agbaji to the Toronto Raptors for Kira Lewis, Otto Porter and a 2024 first round pick.

The first round pick will be the least favorable pick between the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz.

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Tags: Kelly Olynyk, Kira Lewis, Jr., Otto Porter, Ochai Agbaji, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Official Trade, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kelly Olynyk Drawing Interest From Heat, Sixers, Warriors

Feb 8, 2024 1:21 AM

Kelly Olynyk is drawing trade interest from the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and Golden State Warriors, sources told Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports.

Olynyk has also been linked in a trade to the Raptors for Bruce Brown Jr.

Olynyk is on an expiring $12.1 million contract. 

The Warriors are expected to explore trades for Andrew Wiggins right up to the deadline. 

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Tags: Kelly Olynyk, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Philadelphia Sixers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Jazz Emerge With Interest In Trading For Bruce Brown Jr.

Feb 7, 2024 9:34 PM

The Utah Jazz have emerged with interest in trading for Bruce Brown Jr. from the Toronto Raptors.

The Jazz and Raptors have discussed a deal centered upon Brown for Kelly Olynyk and Ochai Abaji. Toronto has also been seeking a first round pick for Brown.

The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are also interested in trading for Brown.

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Pistons Acquire Simone Fonteccio From Jazz For 2024 2nd Via Wizards, Kevin Knox

Feb 7, 2024 1:22 PM

The Utah Jazz have agreed to trade Simone Fonteccio to the Detroit Pistons for Kevin Knox, a 2024 second round pick via the Washington Wizards and the draft rights to Gabriele Procida. 

Fonteccio will be a restricted free agent this offseason and the Jazz received interest on him from multiple teams with the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns being amongst them.

The Pistons hope to re-sign Fonteccio and keep him as part of their long-term core.

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Tags: Simone Fontecchio, Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Official Trade, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics, Suns Targeting Simone Fontecchio

Feb 7, 2024 8:30 AM

Utah Jazz forward Simone Fontecchio has become a serious trade target for the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns. Both teams are looking for affordable upgrades to their rotation ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

Fontecchio's second NBA season has gone far better than his first. The 6-foot-8 forward has become Utah's starting small forward. Fontecchio has averaged 8.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game. The Italian national team member has shot 45% from the floor, including 39.1% on 4.7 three-point attempts per game.

Fontecchio has a very acquirable salary of just over $3 million for this season. The 28-year-old is then eligible for restricted free agency this coming offseason.

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Tags: Simone Fontecchio, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Collin Sexton Unlikely To Be Traded Before Deadline

Feb 2, 2024 1:39 AM

The Utah Jazz are unlikely to trade Collin Sexton ahead of the trade deadline, sources told Marc Stein of The Stein Line.

Sexton is averaging 21.6 points and 5.5 assists in 26 starts for the Jazz this season.

Stein cites Jordan Clarkson, Kelly Olynyk, and Talen Horton-Tucker as the Jazz's most likely trade candidates.

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Suns, Pistons, Jazz Interested In Trading For Miles Bridges

Jan 26, 2024 9:57 AM

The Phoenix Suns have interest in trading for Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets, reports Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic. Bridges is one of up to 10 players that the Suns have interest in ahead of the February 8 trade deadline.

Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reports that the Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons are also interested in trading for Bridges. 

Bridges has a no-trade clause for this season, because he will lose his Bird Rights if he's traded. This is because Bridges is on a one-year deal with Bird Rights following this season. Because he'll be looking for a bigger contract than his Non-Bird Rights would allow for, Bridges would be considered a rest-of-season rental by Phoenix.

The Suns are also aware that Bridges has off-court issues that need to be handled. He has a pending court date for next month for allegedly violating a protection order stemming from the same domestic violence incident in 2022 that saw him receive a 30-game suspension from the NBA.

Another challenge in trading for Bridges is that the Hornets reportedly are looking for draft picks in any deal. Phoenix is limited in what they can trade, due to having traded several picks in deals to acquire Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal in the last year.

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Tags: Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Quentin Grimes Drawing Interest From Hawks, Grizzlies, Jazz, Rockets

Jan 20, 2024 1:18 AM

Quentin Grimes is drawing trade interest from the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

The Knicks reportedly want to upgrade their bench and are looking for another ballhandler to add depth behind Jalen Brunson.

The Knicks also have been linked with Bruce Brown and Jordan Clarkson

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Pacers Inquired With Jazz On Trade For Lauri Markkanen

Jan 19, 2024 2:45 PM

The Indiana Pacers reached out to the Utah Jazz about the potential availability of Lauri Markkanen before they eventually pivoted to a trade for Pascal Siakam, sources tell Zach Lowe of ESPN.

The Jazz showed zero interest in trading Markkanen, sources tell Lowe.

Markkanen has emerged as an All-Star since joining the Jazz and by all accounts they would need a team to grossly overpay to consider moving him.

Markkanen is signed through the 24-25 season and has expressed interest in remaining with the Jazz long-term.

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Tags: Lauri Markkanen, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Interested In Jordan Clarkson

Jan 19, 2024 1:39 AM

The New York Knicks have registered interest in Jordan Clarkson, sources told Marc Stein of The Stein Line.

The Knicks are also rumored to be interested in Bruce Brown, and have previously been linked with Malcolm Brogdon, Terry Rozier, and Alec Burks.

The team is looking for another ballhandler alongside Jalen Brunson.

The Knicks are also reportedly actively seeking offers for Quentin Grimes

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Lakers Could Pursue Tyus Jones, Collin Sexton

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Jazz 'Seem Determined' To Build Roster Around Lauri Markkanen

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NBA Postpones Warriors-Jazz Game After Dejan Milojevic's Medical Emergency

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Lauri Markkanen, Bam Adebayo Named NBA Players Of Week 12

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Jazz Sin Jason Preston To Two-Way Contract, Waive Josh Christopher

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Celtics Monitoring Potential Trade For Kelly Olynyk

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Contending Teams Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Jordan Clarkson

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Lauri Markkanen Hopes To Remain With Jazz

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Kings, Hawks, Thunder Considered Teams With Strongest Interest In Lauri Markkanen

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Teams Plan To See If Jazz Will Trade Lauri Markkanen

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Jazz Reportedly Willing To Trade Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton, Kelly Olynyk

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Jazz Put John Collins On Trade Block

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Jordan Clarkson Out At Least Two Weeks With Bicep Femoris Strain

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Walker Kessler Out At Least Two Weeks With UCL Sprain In Left Elbow

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Russell Westbrook 'Absolutely' Considered Remaining With Jazz Last Season

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Jazz Exercise 24-25 Options On Walker Kessler, Ochai Agbaji

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Jazz Guarantee Kris Dunn Contract

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Jazz Sign And Waive Isaiah Miller

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Rockets Have Trade Interest In Alec Burks, Talen Horton-Tucker, Malcolm Brogdon

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Josh Christopher, Jazz Agree To Two-Way Contract

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