Utah Jazz rumors: 4 rotation players the franchise seems willing to trade

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Several multi-year Utah Jazz weapons have been popping up in trade chatter.

Veteran bucket-getters Joe Ingles and Bojan Bogdanovic were vital components to last season’s record-breaking Utah Jazz 3-point arsenal.

Remember, the foreign-born sharpshooters finished among the top three for the Jazzmen in total 3-point makes. Furthermore, the 33-year-old Ingles and 32-year-old Bogdanovic did so while shooting 45.1 percent and 39.0 percent, respectively, from downtown.

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Add to that the fact Ingles and Bogdanovic proved durable, missing only five games combined.

Nevertheless, according to some outlets last week and through the weekend, Utah brass has not ruled out trading Ingles and Bogdanovic should an enticing proposal arise.

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As Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report noted on Saturday, the franchise may entertain talks about moving 28-year-old Royce O’Neale as well. Across the past three seasons, the defensive-minded small forward has earned a full-time starting job while missing all of two games.

Now, perhaps the Jazz’s most likely trade candidate is 30-year-old backup center Derrick Favors. Matt Moore of The Action Network recently spelled out the rationale giving credence to that possibility:

“The consensus is that Derrick Favors is not only available, but Utah is eager to move him to clear his roughly $20 million in remaining salary (including a $10 million player option for 2022-23).”

Judging from all the trade rumors, the Jazz front office has one central goal in mind: freeing up dollar signs to have a better chance at re-signing unrestricted free agent Mike Conley.

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Although Conley is coming off his first All-Star campaign, the 33-year-old starting guard has missed more than 20 games in each of his two seasons since coming to Salt Lake City from Memphis via a 2019 offseason trade.