NBA Trade Rumors: Trail Blazers Deal for Jazz’s Jarred Vanderbilt?

NBA Trade Rumors: Trail Blazers Deal for Jazz’s Jarred Vanderbilt?

The NBA trade deadline is less than four weeks away, and the Portland Trail Blazers it could go in several different directions.

Sitting in 11th place in the West just 0.5 games out of tournament play, the Blazers might decide their “retooling” experiment isn’t working. But that doesn’t seem likely.

The Blazers committed to fighting by extending Damian Lillard and trading for Jerami Grant in the offseason. Portland is just nine games back of first place in the West, which shows how tight things are in the conference.

Fanspo recently proposed a deal that would continue the talent’s trajectory by feeding Portland in a trade with the Utah Jazz.

In the trade, the Blazers acquire Jarred Vanderbilt from the Utah Jazz for a 2025 first-round pick.

Vanderbilt was acquired by the Jazz in the deal that sent Rudy Gobert The Minnesota Timberwolves last summer. He is averaging 8.5 points and 8.1 rebounds this season.

The Jazz are currently 21-23 in the West, but Utah is trending toward a rebuild and has overperformed. The Jazz have more of an eye toward the future, which would explain why the team would pull the trigger here.

Vanderbilt adds value this season as a big reserve and rotation flexibility. He can play alongside Jusuf Nurkic at power forward if the team wants to go big or he can play center if the lineup is small.

BE community, what do you think of this trade? Would you if you were Joe Cronin? Sound off in the comments below!

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