Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic reportedly 'intrigued' by Utah Jazz

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  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Jan. 9, 2018 7:24 a.m.

    Mirotic cannot play defense. He would be an asset to the Jazz with Rudy on the floor, but playing without a defensive five he would be a liability. Having him and Hood on the floor together would really facilitate a porous defense. That being said, his ability to shoot would help the team as Quinn is currently trying to build it. Beating teams 138 to 135. I think AB and a draft pick would be enough. Favors and AB is a little steep and leaves the Jazz extremely vulnerable if Rudy is hurt.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    Jan. 8, 2018 9:22 p.m.

    So this guy is shooting 48%, 46% from 3, grabbing 7 boards, 17 pts per game in 25min, and has an adjusted FG% of 60%. He is a big 6'10 that can shoot. He spreads the floor and should drastically improve spacing, something the Jazz need to open lanes for Mitchell, while open up shots for Hood and Ingles.

    I love Favors and his commitment to Utah but this feels like a no brainer. I'd be willing to free up both Favors and AB. I'd miss them both and give standing applause each time they returned but we need a shooting big man to pair with Gobert and open the driving lanes. Do it. Do it now!

  • Hailstorm is a coming Riverdale, UT
    Jan. 8, 2018 5:42 p.m.

    Jazz need a proven big. ( See Anthony Davis and Cousins )
    This guy can score AND rebound.
    Losing AB doesn't give meany trauma nor anxiety at all.
    Favors is playing well because it is a contract year.
    Give him another fat contract and he will just go back to sleep for a few seasons.

  • EmmanuelGoldstein1984 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2018 5:05 p.m.

    Would LOVE to get this guy! He's exactly what our team needs. Please, Jazz, PLEASE make it happen!

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    Jan. 8, 2018 3:52 p.m.

    I fail to see a negative to trading one of our currently lame duck players.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2018 3:35 p.m.

    Wow, another good shooting big man, sounds like something we need!

  • oldbasketball Draper, UT
    Jan. 8, 2018 3:14 p.m.

    Gobert and Mitchell are the only players that aren't available for trade. Favors is the most likely because he is injury prone, has an expiring contract and undoubtedly will want more and we will get less for the money. Plus he and Rudy have proven they can't play together. Burkes just doesn't fit in with the way the Jazz play, Rubio can't throw it in the ocean, Exum has yet to show he can do anything but get injured, etc, etc, etc.

  • cjd1 Draper, UT
    Jan. 8, 2018 2:15 p.m.

    Pull the trigger. Jazz are desperate for some offense.