The Utah Jazz are mired in the worst results slump since the 2018-19 season. The team has lost part of its collective identity and shows clear signs that the project needs a hit after having reached its ceiling. This was suggested by Rudy Gobert when he stated that they no longer enjoy being on the track.
The main urgency of the franchise points to the reinforcement of the exterior defense, where Royce O’Neale emerges as the only and insufficient specialist. In recent times, different names have emerged such as Jerami Grant, Marcus Smart, Robert Covington and Terrence Ross, although the list will increase as the deadline for making transfers approaches.
On the podcast of The Athletic, nba show, the insider Sam Amick said Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is also on the Salt Lake City franchise’s radar. Barnes would meet the needs at 3-4 thanks to his versatility on both ends of the floor. Plus, it’s not the first time Barnes’ name has been linked to trade rumors and the Kings are heading into their umpteenth season without a playoff run.
In his tenth season in the NBA, Barnes is averaging 16.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. He is currently in the third year of his four-year, $85 million contract. The next campaign will charge 18.3 million.
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