NBA Off-Season Trade Rumors

By Shane R

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With the NBA seasons starting the 2020-2021 season in December, there are still a few more trade possibilities out there for teams to consider. One of the most intriguing trades could take place between the Utah Jazz and the Detroit Pistons. Mike Conley’s one-year experiment might not have worked out, and Jazz management might want to rethink their decision. Well, packaging him in a trade to Detroit could make sense.

The Jazz would send Mike Conley along with 3 & D Royce O’Neale, along with a 2021 and a 2023 second-round pick to the Pistons for Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose. Even though Griffin and Rose are 31 and 32, respectively, they both have a lot in the take. Both players know how to take over games and could add to the Jazz arsenal.

Why Would Detroit Do This?

The Pistons would make this trade for a few reasons. First, they would get a big expiring contract in Mike Conley, letting him lose after this season to add to cap space. Derrick Rose is on an expiring deal, but his money value is only $7, with Conley’s being around $34 million. Additionally, Griffin is due $75 million over two years, and Detroit could get rid of this big contract. In turn, the Pistons can spend more money elsewhere as they are rebuilding.

Why Would Utah Do This?

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Utah wants to be a champion contender. With a starting line-up of Rose, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Griffin, and Rudy Gobert, the Jazz on paper could match-up well with the Lakers.