Utah Jazz want to shake up roster without Quin Snyder: Could Dallas Mavericks capitalize?
The Jazz plan on making roster moves this summer. The Athletic’s Tony Jones reported that every player (subscription required) not named Donovan Mitchell is available on the trade market with opposing teams significantly interested in Rudy Gobert and Bojan Bogdanovic.
Danny Ainge was never afraid to make trades during his tenure as lead executive in Boston, and the 63-year-old is expected to make significant moves this offseason to try to get the Jazz back on track. Reports suggest they want to build around Mitchell long-term, but the 25-year-old’s happiness came into question after Snyder’s departure.
The Dallas Mavericks have shown interest in Rudy Gobert, but his massive contract and offensive liabilities have kept their interest tepid. Mavs general manager Nico Harrison is also looking to improve his roster this offseason, and it will be interesting to see what moves both sides can make.
Fans should not expect the Jazz and Mavericks to reach an agreement. Dallas needs a rebounder and rim protector, but the price for Gobert appears too high. The Mavericks are searching for wing depth and a second star to put around Luka Doncic, but Utah does not seem like the perfect trade partner to accomplish those goals.