HoopsHype Utah Jazz + Trade rumors


February 17, 2015 Updates
February 16, 2015 Updates

Enes Kanter and his agent very publicly asked the Jazz last week to trade the young center by Thursday's NBA trade deadline. However, the Jazz are unlikely to bend to Kanter's demand. The Salt Lake Tribune has learned, via NBA sources, that while the team will listen to offers, Kanter is still valued highly by the franchise and very much in its long-term plans. Salt Lake Tribune

The Jazz have not publicly reacted to their center's trade request. The source said that while the team is aggressively surveying the market and fielding calls, it will take a pretty amazing offer to even think about parting with Kanter — who becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Salt Lake Tribune

Enes Kanter: The Jazz’ young big man has been losing playing time to Rudy Gobert, who’ll come much cheaper. Kanter is a free agent and the Jazz has locked up Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and Derrick Favors. He said he’d like to be traded. The Celtics have been most rumored chasing big men and the Bucks are said to be interested as well. NBA.com

Guard Trey Burke and center Enes Kanter could be on the move; guard Dante Exum and center Rudy Gobert make them expendable. Yahoo! Sports

February 13, 2015 Updates

Center Rudy Gobert hadn’t talked to Kanter about his decision to seek a trade, but he knew his Turkish teammate had complaints about his role and playing time. “I knew he was frustrated about playing time,” said Gobert, who’s had his own issues about the minutes he’s been given early in his career. “But we didn’t really talk about it.” Deseret News

February 12, 2015 Updates
December 31, 2014 Updates

Q: Do you think you will make a roster move now? Dennis Lindsey: "So we have 15 now. Some are partially guaranteed, some are non-guaranteed, so we do have some flexibility. We’re comfortable with where we’re at. Again, someone’s misfortune is another’s opportunity. Certainly Rodney [Hood] will get a lot of those minutes. We wanted to see Rodney as a two-guard so here’s a little bit of his opportunity. Last night, Dante [Exum] played a lot with Trey [Burke] and Dante’s certainly big enough to hand the position as well. And then there are some guys who haven’t received as much opportunity, Ian Clark, Toure’ Murry, Patrick Christopher, that we’ll be able to kick the tires a little bit and take a look at. And as you can imagine, we’ll be evaluating what’s available to us. But frankly, Quin’s very comfortable with where we’re at and we’ll see how the young guys do." Salt Lake Tribune

December 30, 2014 Updates


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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