Utah Jazz Rumors: Team Targeting Rajon Rondo?

By Rob Lunder
Utah Jazz, Rajon Rondo
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The Utah Jazz have a nice foundation of young players as they move into the future, but they are lacking that star.

They have a lot of nice players including Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, and Trey Burke. That is a nice core, but they still need more and one player that makes a ton of sense for them is current Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.

It is no secret that the Celtics are rebuilding and even though Celtics GM Danny Ainge has denied any intentions of trading Rondo, it still wouldn’t be shocking if he ultimately decided to move him.

The Jazz have always been a perfect fit for a possible Rondo trade. They have the young players and draft picks necessary to facilitate a deal and bring him to Salt Lake City. The Celtics would surely demand at least one of the Favors/Kanter combination, as well as either Hayward/Burks and future draft pick.

That is certainly a high asking price, but when you are talking about one of the best 15 players in the NBA, you simply can’t get him for nothing. If the Jazz traded Favors, Burks, as well as a draft pick for Rondo, they would still have enough pieces to remain competitive for this season and beyond.

They would still have a lineup consisting of Rondo, Marvin Williams, Hayward, Kanter and another big man. Burke would be the team’s sixth man. The Jazz would not be a top-five seed in the NBA playoffs, but they would have a great foundation moving forward to build with.

The Jazz need a star, and Rondo would be an excellent fit.


Rob Lunder covers the NBA for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18

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