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November 19, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; The Utah Jazz mascot enters the court on his Harley Davidson prior to a game against the Houston Rockets at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz rumors: Looking to trade for disgruntled star?

The Utah Jazz have a proud franchise though despite a history of winning, the team isn’t exactly a hot bed for free agents. That’s something general manager Dennis Lindsey is aware of and he knows to build a team, he’ll need to do it through the draft and trades.

Part one of that plan is already in full effect as the Utah Jazz are quickly stocking up with impressive, young talent. Some have suggested their most recent addition of Dante Exum may net them a franchise player and if that proves true, he’ll certainly have a solid amount of talent surrounding him with Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and more on the roster.

Of course, how long they and potentially others remain as members of the Utah Jazz is a question mark considering David Aldridge of NBA.com hints that Lindsey could be putting himself in position to trade for a ‘disgruntled star’ in the not so distant future.

But the time is coming, and soon, when GM Dennis Lindsey will have enough to make a move on someone’s disgruntled star with legit assets to send back.

Who exactly would be available is unknown and it’s certainly not something that’s going to happen overnight, but the Jazz aren’t going to flounder with a young roster forever either.

There have already been rumors suggesting that Josh Smith is available for the right price, though Utah having any interest in the power forward or his albatross of salary would be nothing more than speculation at this time. Still, with a collection of young assets, the Jazz will have plenty of wiggle room to make a deal down the road if they so choose.

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