Posting and Toasting
On Friday, Tony Jones of The Athletic reported on the HoopsHype podcast that the Jazz and the Knicks are currently nowhere near a deal and have not been for over two weeks now. The Jazz still want a package including a myriad of first-round picks and a couple of young players, and don’t want to take on any long contracts. We recently covered how the Jazz were only interested in any deal which included Quentin Grimes. Apparently there is another player that has been a sticking point in the trade talks between the two teams: Derrick Rose. The Jazz don’t seem to be in an all-or-nothing state of mind with Rose like they are with Grimes but they are reportedly way more likely to take on Rose’s contract than they are Evan Fournier’s or Julius Randle’s. While Rose, at the age of 33, doesn’t factor into the Jazz’s long-term plans, he fits the short-term contract part of the Jazz’s asking price very nicely. But, as is the case with Grimes, the Knicks are not keen on trading him away at the moment.