UTAH JAZZ

Windhorst: Several Teams Bidding For Jazz Bogdanovic

Sep 20, 2022, 2:14 PM
Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)...
Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY –Β Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic is a hot commodity in trade talks around the NBA according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

In an appearance on NBA Today, Windhorst discussed the sharpshooting Jazz forward.

“It would not surprise me if the Suns get involved for Bojan Bogdanovic from the Utah Jazz who is available on the market right now,” Windhorst reported. “Several teams are bidding for him.”

Bogdanovic is in the final year of his contract with the Jazz and is viewed as the type of player who could elevate a playoff team to contender status with a trade.

The Suns made the Finals in 2021 where they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks and were eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the playoffs this summer.

“They’re in trade negotiations right now,” Windhorst said of the Suns. “A lot of them are centered around Jae Crowder. Jae Crowder is a player who is available on the market right now.”

Crowder spent two seasons with the Jazz between 2017 and 2019 before he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for Mike Conley.

The salaries for Bogdanovic and Crowder don’t line up in a trade, so the Jazz would have to take additional players back in the deal for it to match NBA requirements.

That could complicate any deal between the two teams as the Jazz already have 17 players under contract for next season, two more than the maximum allowed on opening night.

Last week CEO Danny Ainge joked that the Jazz were not looking at adding more players to the roster before training camp which begins next week.

The Jazz are reportedly looking for additional draft capital in exchange for Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, and Bogdanovic according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

“From what I’ve been told around the league, the Jazz feel all three of those guys are worth a first-round pick,” Lowe said on the Lowe Post podcast.

Last season Bogdanovic averaged 18.1 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Jazz in 69 appearances.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Utah-Jazz-Collin-Sexton-Toronto-Raptors...
Ben Anderson

Mystery Surrounds Jazz, Raptors Preseason Opener

The Utah Jazz open their preseason on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors and have more questions than answers on what to expect.Β 
2 days ago
Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder coaching against the Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Image...
Ben Anderson

Quin Snyder ‘Consulting’ Lakers New Coaching Staff

Quin Snyder has been consulting new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham after stepping away from the Utah Jazz in June.
2 days ago
Utah-Jazz-ATT-Sports-Streaming...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Release 2022-23 Broadcast Schedule

The Utah Jazz released their broadcast schedule ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season including radio broadcasts on the KSL Sports Zone.
4 days ago
Nickeil Alexander-Walker - Utah Jazz - Chicago Bulls...
Ben Anderson

Nickeil Alexander-Walker Standing Out Early At Jazz Camp

Fourth-year guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been an early standout at training according to Utah Jazz veteran Mike Conley.Β 
4 days ago
Utah Jazz home floor at Vivint Smart Home Arena (Photo: Ben Anderson/KSL Sports)...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Will Unveil New Court At Public Scrimmage On October 8

The Utah Jazz will host a public scrimmage on October 8 to give fans a chance to see the new team in action on the redesigned court.
4 days ago
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks (Photo by Justin For...
Ben Anderson

Donovan Mitchell Plans To ‘Lock In’ On Defense With Cavs

Donovan Mitchell says he's planning to "lock in" on defense as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to improved offensive help.
4 days ago
Windhorst: Several Teams Bidding For Jazz Bogdanovic