The Utah Jazz completed a three-team trade with Cleveland and Sacramento that sent Rodney Hood to the Cavaliers and Joe Johnson to Sacramento according to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN.
In return the Jazz acquired Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose from Cleveland. Sacramento will also receive Iman Shumpert and 2020 second-round pick via the Miami Heat in the deal.
Sham Charania from Yahoo! Sports The Vertical reported that league sources indicate that the Jazz will release Rose to allow him pursue a deal to join a playoff contender.
UPDATE – According to both Mark Stein of the New York Times and Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, there is strong mutual interest between Rose and the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are coached by Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau was Rose’s coach when Rose played for the Chicago Bulls.
David Locke and Spence Checketts both joined Jake Scott shortly after the news broke on The Zone Sports Network to react to the Jazz making the deal. Both shared their opinion of the trade and what the potential fit is for Crowder with Quin Snyder’s squad.
The NBA Trade Deadline hits at 1 p.m. Mountain Time. Keep it locked on The Zone Sports Network and 1280thezone.com for the latest in Utah Jazz news.
UPDATE – Yahoo! Sports Insider Jordan Schultz joins Hans & Scotty G and discussed the “Winner & Losers” of the NBA trade deadline
UPDATE – USA Today’s Sam Amick joins “The Big Show” every Thursday afternoon (4 o’clock) for the “NBA Daily Assist,” and stopped by to share his thoughts on the trade deadline news overall, focusing a lot on the moves the Jazz made, and those they allegedly ended up passing on.
UPDATE – David Locke also stopped by “The Big Show” on Thursday night and gave some updated thoughts on what he liked about the moves the Jazz made, and explained why he feels the Jae Crowder acquisition gets better with each passing moment.