The Jazz Could Be Willing To Deal Key Big Man In A Trade For Nikola Mirotic

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 25: Nikola Mirotic #44 of the Chicago Bulls controls the ball against Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on November 25, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Bulls 114-109. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Salt Lake Tribune:

Stuck in their worst stretch of the season, the Jazz may be headed for a roster shakeup.

The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed that Utah is engaged in talks with the Chicago Bulls on a deal that would bring power forward Nikola Mirotic to Utah. Jazz forward Derrick Favors has been discussed as a potential piece that would go to Chicago, according to multiple sources. Other reports Tuesday suggest the Bulls want a first round pick as compensation for Mirotic, something they have inquired the Jazz about.

 

Talk about quite a turnaround for Mirotic if this happened, right? The Bulls have been pulling dead weight with Nikola Mirotic in the past year and a half – since he’s looked like Larry Bird in this last stretch, it’s a smart idea to flip him for a good player or first round pick. Favors is averaging 12.5 PPG, and 6.8 RPG on the season, while adding nearly a block per game.

Favors would be able to help Robin Lopez down low, since Lopez has to man every big in the paint, this takes pressure off him. The problem with Favors is the fact that he is a free agent in a year. So, I imagine the Bulls would much rather target a first round pick for a younger player than Favors. But, either way the Bulls win this deal.

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