It appears the Jazz aren’t finished making deals after trading Donovan Mitchell to the Cavaliers, and the Suns may want in on it.
After trading Mitchell, and Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves before that, the Jazz are very clearly undergoing a housecleaning and rebuild. Bogdanovic, 33, is among the older veterans who are expected to be moved before the season, along with point guard Mike Conley.
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.
Meanwhile, the Suns reportedly have been on the lookout for a little help after being eliminated by the Mavericks in the second round of the playoffs. They are 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.