This Blazers-Jazz Trade Sends Rudy Gobert To Portland

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When a star is traded, usually a team will look to move him to the other conference. Here, the Utah Jazz might just be looking to reshape in the NBA offseason and find the best deal available to split up a long-time duo.

Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert have been leading the Jazz for years now but they have been unable to take the next step toward a championship. This even includes a year where they were the top seed in the postseason.

Once again, Utah has a chance to advance but might come up short once again.

One franchise that knows a thing or two about coming up short is the Portland Trail Blazers. Prior to this season, Portland was eliminated in the first round in four of the previous five postseasons.

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The Blazers traded CJ McCollum at the trade deadline, splitting up another long-time duo. Damian Lillard missed time this season and this was the reason the Blazers fell to the bottom of the conference. They will have one of the top picks in this summer’s draft but is this enough to lure a team to a trade?

The Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers have more in common than they might think. Here, they could take a chance on a deal with the other. Let’s take a closer look at what this deal might look like.