Do the Utah Jazz have any players that could help the New York Knicks?
A recent report stated that the Utah Jazz are one of multiple teams that are interested in trading for New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez.
With the Jazz interested in Hernangomez, I started to wonder what players the Knicks could get in return.
There have been talks of the Jazz looking to trade shooting guard Alec Burks and forward Derrick Favors.
Favors is on a one-year deal, while Burks has two years left on his current deal. So if the Knicks traded for Favors, they would have to hope that he would re-sign with them.
Favors was drafted by the Jazz in the first round of the 2010 draft, but hasn’t lived up to the hype as a former third overall pick.
During his career, Favors has only averaged 10.6 points per game. So I’m not sure if he will ever develop into the star that everyone thought he would coming into the NBA.
Burks is also 26 years-old and is a former 13th overall pick of the Jazz from the 2011 NBA Draft. Like Favors, he’s been up and down during his career and will likely never be great.
When it comes to Hernangomez, he’s a good young player that could develop into a star, unlike Favors and Burks. So unless the Jazz are going to make the Knicks an offer they can’t refuse, I’m not sure why New York would give them Hernangomez.
Even if Utah gave the Knicks Rodney Hood, I’m not sure if he would make it worthwhile for the Knicks to deal Hernangomez.
Hood is 25 years-old and has been averaging 13.1 points per game during his career, but he’s had a hard time staying healthy.
If the Knicks were to decide to trade Hernangomez to the Jazz, the best compensation they could receive would likely be Hood and a second round pick.
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