Grading the trades that the Utah Jazz made at the NBA Trade Deadline

One of the worst trade deadlines in recent NBA history has now passed. The Jazz were one of the only teams that made meaningful moves, but how good were they?

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Trade Grade: A-

Fontecchio Trade

Simone Fontecchio's contract is expiring at the end of the season and chances are other teams are willing to pay more for the Italian big man than the Jazz are. Getting a 2nd round pick for a guy who you were going to lose for nothing during free agency is pretty good.

Kevin Knox has had a disappointing career so far, bouncing around the league without much playing time. The Utah Jazz waived Knox soon after this trade and will be looking to fill that spot with someone they believe can help the organization more than the 9th overall pick of the 2018 draft.

The 2nd round draft pick is reportedly from the Washington Wizards so it will end up being a high 2nd round pick, which in a draft like this one, that has low top-end talent but lots of solid role players should prove pretty valuable for a second-round pick.