April 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) shoots against Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Hornets 98-88. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors Talking Andrew Bogut Deal

The Golden State Warriors are doing everything they can to clear salary to sign free agent Dwight Howard, including a blitzkrieg on their payroll. With multiple, expensive expiring contracts, the Warriors reportedly have a handful of teams willing to absorb some of that money but of course, they’re not going to do it for free.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Utah Jazz happen to be one of those teams willing to help the Warriors out, that is if they include big man Andrew Bogut.

Per Stein:

Just added to ESPN’s latest Dwight story: Sources say Warriors and Jazz have opened talks on trade that would send Andrew Bogut to Jazz

While the Jazz do have a massive amount of cap holds, they only have $25 million of their cap space officially used so they’d have plenty of room for Bogut’s $14 million dollar expiring salary.

It’s probable the Jazz, in addition to Bogut, would request more from the Warriors (Draymond Green?) to complete the deal, which will hinge on the decision of Dwight Howard. There would obviously be no deal if the Warrios are unable to sign Howard.

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