Our take: The NBA Draft is today, and the Jazz only have one pick, in the second round (No. 47 overall). In 2003, that same pick netted them point guard Mo Williams, whom the Jazz later failed to re-sign. Now Williams could be on his way back to Utah — something that Deseret News columnist Brad Rock predicted a few weeks ago. ESPN reports:
The Utah Jazz have emerged as the potential third team in the Los Angeles Clippers' ongoing trade discussions to acquire Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources close to the process.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Jazz are willing to take on Mo Williams in a three-team trade scenario that would send Odom to the Clippers and enable the Mavericks to shed Odom's salary without taking back any salary.
The ball now is now in Williams' court. The trade cannot be completed unless Williams agrees to invoke his $8.5 million player option for next season by Saturday's deadline, which means that the 29-year-old is essentially deciding if he wants to return to the Jazz — where he began his career in 2003-04 — or test free agency this summer.
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