March 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors assistant coach Michael Malone (left) instructs center Andrew Bogut (12) during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumor: Utah Jazz Going After Andrew Bogut

May 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) and small forward Draymond Green (23) celebrate during the first quarter in game three of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 102-92. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Dwight Howard saga continues as teams try are trying to do whatever they can to land D12.  Teams in the mix are his current team the Lakers (that isn’t looking too good right now), the Mavs, the Rockets (the front-runner) and the Warriors.  Nobody expects Dwight to sign with the Warriors but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to unload three cancer contracts to make room for him.  Those contracts are Andrew Bogut ($14.2 Million one year), Andris Biedrins (1 year @ $9 Million)  and Richard Jefferson (1 year @ $11 Million).

It was just reported by Marc Stein that the Jazz are interested in Bogut:


He also goes on to tweet:


This is the best thing that could happen for the Jazz as they would only have to take on Bogut for one year and if he stays healthy he’s a beast.  Enes Kanter can come off the bench for one more year to learn and the Jazz again will have depth with their bigs  that was coveted by most the league last year.

The Jazz will be able to absorb Bogut’s contract because of the cap space available waiving the 125% of trade salary that is required in all other types of trades.  Andrew Bogut averaged 5.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in 24 minutes of play, but only played in 32 games last season with the Warriors.

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