HoopsHype Utah Jazz + Trade rumors


February 19, 2015 Updates

Jody Genessy: The Jazz will acquire Kendrick Perkins in a trade with OKC, but Perk's contract will be bought out, per a source. Twitter

Adrian Wojnarowski: Oklahoma City is engaged with Utah and Indiana in trade scenarios, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Pacers have long coveted Jackson too. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Ian Begley: Fisher says Shane Larkin will not play tomorrow due to strep throat. FWIW, Utah had recently shown interest in Larkin, per league sources. Twitter @IanBegley

“Enes and I spoke today. As far as I’m concerned I’ve enjoyed coaching him the whole time I’ve been here,’’ Snyder said. “There was nothing spectacular about the conversation in any way. I think our whole group is committed to improving the best we can, Enes included, and that’s the message that’s there and the whole group understands that.’’ Deseret News

Burke said he didn’t even know about Kanter’s comments until he got to New York for the Rising Stars Challenge, which he participated in with teammates Rudy Gobert and Dante Exum, last week. “He didn’t say anything to anyone — I think he was kind of down and let the emotions get the best of him,’’ Burke said. “Enes is a great guy, has a great heart, no one on this team dislikes him. We understand we’re all human beings and let the emotions get the best of us at times. So we understand, if he’s still here, and we hope he is, we’re definitely going to treat him the same way and he's still going to have a significant role on this team.’’ Deseret News

February 18, 2015 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks are known to be among the teams that have interest, in part because coach Jason Kidd has had a front-row seat to some of Kanter's best games in the past two seasons. He averaged 19.5 points and nine rebounds in two games against Kidd's Brooklyn Nets last season, then finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds in Utah's lone game against the Bucks this season. Kidd, it's safe to say, took notice and would love to add him to his group that has been such a pleasant surprise this season (30-23). USA Today Sports


Karl Malone and John Stockton are followed by a player whose jersey was just recently retired by the Jazz and another one that gets booed when he returns to Salt Lake City.


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