The Utah Jazz have considerations that their remaining trade assets will bring more crucial building blocks to their impending rebuild.
As told by ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Jazz believes that Bojan Bogdanovic, Jordan Clarkson and Malik Beasley can be flipped for first-round picks via trade.
“The second package is Clarkson, Bogdanovic, Beasley,” Lowe said (h/t Ahn Fire Digital’s Brad Sullivan). “From what I’ve been told around the league, the Jazz feel all three of those guys are worth a first-round pick.
“If that’s the case, then there’s no deal, that’s out.”
Following six-straight years of postseason appearances filled by shortcomings to go even deeper in the Western Conference bracket, Utah decided to ultimately enter a new stage of their franchise, shipping core foundations Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell away for pieces that will help them start from scratch.
Upon the two separate blockbuster trades they took, the club compiled a total of 19 first-round picks until 2029, setting themselves up in a flexible position on a long-term picture.
As such, it remains yet to be seen what the future holds for the three, as all of them are potential solid parts to add for contending teams. And given that they are confined as role players only, the Jazz might have to be patient again for suitors to finally match their demands.
Clarkson, the last year’s Sixth Man of the Year winner, and the Croatian marksman in Bojanovic are proven contributors for the past few years in Utah. On the other hand, Beasley, who was involved in the Gobert trade, also owns a reliable shooting and offensive reputation which can be helpful for further scoring punch.