Any trade coming out of Utah should focus on Jordan Clarkson and John Collins

The Utah Jazz could land a major player with a big contract thanks to two players.
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The Utah Jazz are going to make some trades here in the near future and the only three names that should be on their way out of Salt Lake City is John Collins, Jordan Clarkson and Talen Horton-Tucker. Those three men are a unique combination of poor fits, big names and nice contracts that can be moved. While others would arugue that Kelly Olynyk and Collin Sexton should be in some trade packages as well, we think the Utah Jazz should hold onto those key pieces as they continue to try and make the postseason in 2024.

But beyond that, the combined salaries of Clarkson and Collins alone total just shy of $50 million. That's enough to make a move for a major name in the NBA, while still having enough room to get a second player back or have room to make a second move. That's a pretty decent-sized offering you could come up with, and the Jazz would be foolish not to make the move.

Now, who can they get for the combined price of Clarkson and Collins? Anyone they really want at that point. That means they could land someone like Steph Curry, should the Golden State Warriors opt ot blow the whole thing up. They could also go after Zach LaVine and Trae Young if that's what they want to do.

Pascal Siakam and Marcus Smart are at the table, at the same time even. The amount of moves you can make with this salary is wild, and that doesn't even factor in Horton-Tucker's contract, which is expiring.

The amount of quality talent you could bring in for nearly $70 is untold at this point and the Jazz are in a great place for the squad to get much better, very quickly, should they decide that's the way forward.

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