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The Utah Jazz are open for business.

Don’t take our word for it. Instead, listen to veteran reporter Sam Amick of USA Today, who recently joined the HoopsHype podcast, on the matter.

According to Amick, Utah is looking to make moves with the future – primarily Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell’s primes – in mind.


“My understanding of Utah’s situation is that they’re as much of an open shop as there is in the league right now. Whether it’s Derrick Favors or Rodney Hood or even Ricky Rubio, they want to turn the page. They want to maximize Rudy Gobert’s prime. … Utah is going to look at everything right now. They obviously don’t feel like they have their core and they’re trying to figure things out. But yeah, I think Rodney gets moved. I think Derrick will draw decent interest. And the Rubio one, I didn’t know what to make of it. But if they are truly open to parting ways with Ricky, I think he’d have a good market too.”

Apart from Rodney Hood, as Amick also alluded to, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Rubio garner the most interest among available Jazz players.

Admittedly, Rubio’s assists are way down and he has struggled mightily this season to find his way in head coach Quin Snyder’s system, which is heavily dependent upon shot creation from the wings, as opposed to from the traditional lead guard spot.

Nevertheless, the Spaniard is still currently posting the second-highest effective-field goal and third-best true shooting percentage of his career.

And although most contenders are set at the all-important point guard position, there is a number of mid-tier teams who could use his services, despite the subpar season he’s having.

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