Dec 18, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic small forward Tobias Harris (12) defends during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Utah Jazz to be active in trade talks


The Utah Jazz weren’t expected to battle for a playoff spot this season, but they certainly didn’t expect themselves to be among the worst three teams in the league – a position they’re currently entrenched in.

With a roster full of young talent and aging players, it’s expected the Jazz will look to move their veterans as we inch closer to February’s NBA trade deadline.

Per Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears:

The Jazz will be active in trade talks with a handful of veterans in the last years of their deals including Richard Jefferson, Marvin Williams and Brandon Rush.

Jefferson, Williams and Rush are all expiring contracts and despite bringing minimal value on the court, the Jazz should find plenty of solid offers for the players given their expiring scenarios.

Jefferson is the most expensive of the three with a deal valued over $11 million dollars while Williams rounds out at $7.5 million. Rush is the cheapest of the lot at a relatively inexpensive $4 million dollars.

There’s no word on what the Jazz would be looking to receive in return.

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