2 Trade Packages To Send Rudy Gobert To LA Clippers

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Utah Jazz Receive: F Marcus Morris Sr., G Luke Kennard, C Ivica Zubac, F Brandon Boston Jr., 2027 First-Round Pick (LAC)
LA Clippers Receive: C Rudy Gobert

If the Utah Jazz are triggering a rebuild, this is a solid return for Rudy Gobert. Obviously, they’re not interested in Morris Jr. here. His $16.3 million annual salary is a convenient salary matcher.

Otherwise, they’re getting a bunch of pieces to rebuild with. They’re getting an immediate Gobert replacement in Zubac. Of course, he’s not the same caliber of player, but he is a solid defensive big, and more crucially, he’s four years younger.

Furthermore, Brandon Boston Jr. has an outside chance of being a star in this league. He flashed high-end shot creation abilities with the limited opportunities he had in his 2021-22 rookie campaign. On the suddenly rebuilding Jazz, he figures to be a bigger piece of the rotation.

Finally, Kennard is a solid 25-year-old floor spacer, and the Jazz get a first-round pick here as well. It’s a good haul for Gobert. At the same time, it is light on the most precious asset a rebuilding team can ask for: draft capital.

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If the Jazz need more of it, maybe a third team could step in and help these two sides come to an agreement.