As we relayed earlier, the Jazz also have an interest in Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington as well as Celtics guard/forward Josh Richardson. Scotto also added Timberwolves shooting guard Josh Okogie to that list.
The Jazz are looking to add some veteran help after the season-ending knee injury to forward Joe Ingles. Prior to the injury, Utah had been dangling Ingles and a first-round pick as trade bait, Scotto said on the HoopsHype podcast.
“They’ve certainly done due diligence, and the mold of finding a defensive wing certainly appears to fit with all those names,” Scotto said. “There’s a commonality there.”
Meanwhile, the Kings are believed to be seeking a first-rounder in any deal for Barnes. They reportedly have made everyone on the roster available besides guard Tyrese Haliburton and perhaps point guard De’Aaron Fox.
“While Utah’s potential offer of Ingles and a future first-round pick may not seem that appealing on the surface, I think there’s a lot of value in trading for any future first-round pick that’s far out,” Yossi Gozlan said on the podcast. “The earliest pick the Jazz can trade would be in 2026.”