Utah Jazz Trade Possibilities and More – Salt City Hoops Show on ESPN700

February 5th, 2015 | by Andy Larsen
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

This week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Show is very trade focused. Ben Dowsett and I get into the possibilities of the Jazz trading Enes Kanter, Trey Burke, and everyone else on the roster. We look at some trade ideas, and if they’re reasonable for the Jazz and the other teams in the NBA. Salt City Hoops writers Dan Clayton and Dakota Schmidt join us to talk trade. What could the Jazz acquire? Then, as always, we go around the NBA, talking about the Lakers, Warriors, Hawks, Cavs, and more. All that on this week’s episode!

(As a side note, sorry the last bit cuts off.)


Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show and podcast every week on ESPN700 AM in Salt Lake City.
Andy Larsen


  1. Paul Johnson says:

    I heard David Locke on KFANZ radio this morning, talking about what the Jazz might do before the trade deadline. When David talks about these things, I listen, because he usually knows what’s going on with the front office. And, even though he usually gives a disclaimer that he really doesn’t know what the Jazz are going to do, it has been my experience that he then tells us exactly what the Jazz are going to do.

    He said three things about the Jazz–and I’m summarizing or paraphrasing as accurately as I remember.

    He said he expected things to be pretty quiet for the Jazz up to the trade deadline. He said he didn’t think the Jazz were going to make a big move–that they do not have enough information about their young players yet, to start trading them. That probably means that Enes Kanter or Trey Burke won’t be traded, unless the Jazz get some type of great offer they simply can’t refuse.

    He said he could see the Jazz making a small move, such as trading Steve Novak, because his shooting could really help a play-off team, and he isn’t being utilized by the Jazz at all. (He didn’t mention it, but I also think it’s obvious the Jazz would also like to dump Novak’s contract–which is for one more year after this year at about $3.7 mil.–so they will have more cap space for next summer.)

    And finally, he said the Jazz have a few million dollars in cap space that they could use to help another team facilitate a trade–in exchange for an asset, probably a first round draft pick.

    Regarding other teams at the trade deadline, he said he has heard that the Denver Nuggets would like to move Wilson Chandler. He said he thought things in the NBA overall might be pretty quiet up through the trade deadline, whereas most Western Conference teams vying to be a contender already made their moves about a month ago, because they couldn’t afford to wait until the trade deadline.

  2. Alfredo Sauce says:

    Please trade Burke for Schröder! He was the developmental PG of the future I hoped that Jazz would’ve drafter in 2013. Whose trade value is higher? It’s definitely Dennis right?

  3. Mewko says:

    interesting thought ben. The time to act and build competitive roster is NOW.
    I have a crazy trade idea (and I wish you could include picks in ESPN Trade Machine)

    Utah sends: Enes Kanter, Rodney Hood, their 2015 first round pick
    Washington sends: Bradley Beal, DeJuan Blair

    I’m not sure Washington would want to do that. That would sacrifice their short term talent, especially during an MVP caliber year for John Wall. If the Wizards were willing to throw away this year’s title hopes, and beleived they could develop Hood and Kanter into starters, than they would do it.

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