The sale of the Utah Jazz isn’t over yet. After dealing Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Los Angeles Lakers could continue to use the Jazz. “Phoenix Suns” are also interested in Bojan Bogdanovic.
Like Jeff from Zilgit USA Today The Lakers will reportedly have to deal Bojan Bogdanovic, Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson. However, the Lakers also want to hold cap space through the summer of 2023, which should make deals for Conley and Clarkson difficult.
Like Clarkson, Conley is under contract through 2024, while Bogdanovic’s contract expires in 2023. In the upcoming season, the Croatian will collect almost 20 million dollars.
The Jazz would likely have to include Russell Westbrook in the trade, as the Lakers have no contracts in Bogdanovic’s space. Instead, other players like Malik Beasley or Nikale Alexander-Walker should also be involved. Utah will likely ask the Lakers for two available first-round picks (2027 and 2029).
It is said that “Phoenix Suns” are also interested in Bogdanovich. This is reported by John Gambadoro, who is well connected in Phoenix (Arizona Sports 98.7 FM). According to him, the Suns will have to give up several players as well as future picks to acquire Bogdanovic. The Suns all have their picks, with Jae Crowder, Dario Saric, Cameron Johnson, Torey Craig and Damion Lee out of contract.
Bogdanovic can attack the Suns more. Last season, the forward averaged 18.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists on 45.5 percent from the field and nearly 39 percent from distance. The Croatian continues to be considered one of the best marksmen in the league.
The Suns finished last regular season as the best team in the NBA, but were surprisingly eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks after seven games.