The Utah jazz have been a quiet team in regards to making moves since the offseason. As we approach the All-Star break, Utah is currently 26-6 and sitting at the top of the Western Conference. They are looking like the real deal this season and could be aggressive at the NBA trade deadline in hopes of remaining near the top.
Utah signed Rudy Gobert to an extension in the offseason. He continues to be one of the best big man in the league averaging 14 points and 13.3 rebounds per game to go along with 2.8 blocks. Donovan Mitchell completes the duo with his dynamic skill-set. He is the centerpiece player moving forward for the Jazz.
This is a Jazz team that suffered a first-round exit a year ago and is looking to have a better fortune this season. They have the star power and can continue the journey by adding some veteran pieces.
This is where the Chicago Bulls could be an intriguing trade partner. We have seen big names, such as Zach LaVine and Lauri Markannen, thrown around in NBA trade rumors because those would be the blockbuster deals that entertain fans.
When looking at what the Bulls need, it goes beyond one or two deals. They are a team that has been near the bottom of the conference for many years and it will take some time to rebuild. That is what the front office is hope it can happen with Billy Donovan as head coach.
This is not that big splash deal that will turn heads, but it could be one that helps both sides move in the right direction. Let’s take a look at a potential deadline deal between Chicago and Utah.