It is believed that the Jazz are looking to unload Bogdanovic, as well as point guard Mike Conley and shooting guard Jordan Clarkson as part of their housecleaning/rebuilding efforts — which began with the trades of Rudy Gobert (Timberwolves) and three-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell (Cavaliers).
As Gambadoro relayed previously, Bogdanovic is also drawing interest from the Suns, who were eliminated by the Mavs in the Western Conference semifinals.
Meanwhile, the Knicks struck out on Mitchell and are still seeking help. Perhaps they can turn back to the Jazz on another player.
One player the Knicks did land this offseason, Jalen Brunson, came from the Mavericks. So it would only make sense for the Mavs to look to replae Brunson’s scoring punch.
Since the end of last season, the Jazz have added Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson in the Patrick Beverley trade with the Lakers, as well as Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen and rookie Ochai Agbaji. Along with all that, Utah has received an entire batch of draft picks.
As for the Suns, it’s pretty clear they remain very much in “win-now” mode and Bogdanovic is that type of player.
He averaged 18.1 points in 69 games last season, making 39 percent of his 3-pointers. This year, he will be on an expiring contract.
“The Suns would have to pair multiple players to match Bogdanovic’s $19.3 million salary for this upcoming season with whatever draft capital Utah agrees to,” Arizona Sports wrote.
Bogdanovic has also been linked to the Lakers, but it’s hard to envision LA being able to come up with the type of package that would entice Utah.