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Jazz actually trying to move up?

Minnesota owns the No. 4 pick, where it will likely have a choice of players like Syracuse's Johnson, Kentucky's Cousins or somebody like Kansas' Cole Aldrich.

If Utah got the 4 and picked Aldrich, it would be the day I quit being a jazz fan.

Not totally unrealistic, Minnesota may not like overweight Cousins and already have Jefferson and Love at PF. Tomic would be a possible center in two years with some more weight.

Tim Buckley said:
SALT LAKE CITY — Links between another team's overseas scouting mission and a possible Jazz trade apparently are without merit.

The rumors involve Ante Tomic, a lanky 7-foot-2 Croatian center now playing in Spain for Real Madrid.

Tomic was a second-round draft choice of the Jazz's in 2008, and the Minnesota Timberwolves evidently have an eye for him.

Reached for comment on the Tomic talk late Tuesday afternoon, Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor, who has been attending offseason organization planning meetings this week and last, did not rule out any potential trade scenarios.

"If it makes our team better," he said, "we would consider anything."

Multiple basketball-related websites later picked up and disseminated the report, including HoopsHype.com, a Spain-based site that is quite popular among Web-surfing American NBA fans.

It's believed that 23-year-old Tomic does not have an opt-out clause in his current contract for next season, but he could come to the NBA in time for the 2011-12 season.

Yet — despite an item originally posted by a Spanish newspaper, prompting Internet speculation that it's perhaps a possibility — there is no reason whatsoever to believe a Tomic trade proposal is on the table.

Or that one has even been discussed between Utah and Minnesota.

The Tomic chatter was prompted by a Noticias de Alava report that Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis attended a recent Spanish ACB League game and "paid special attention to" Tomic.
"If it makes our team better," he said, "we would consider anything."

The only way to make our team better is to give us time to get healthy, give us time to gel, and allow us to internally improve. That and salary dumps.
I really hope the Jazz don't trade the rights to Tomic. All of my photoshops of would have been in vain.

Kahn is worse than McHale. Let's not forget that the Wolves also drafted another PG in the 2nd round that they traded to Dallas.

It has to set some kind of record.