It appears that the Utah Jazz are in the middle of a complete fire sale as they have moved both Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell this offseason as they move toward their new future. They also traded Royce O’Neale at the beginning of the offseason as well.
Therefore, it would make sense for veterans such as Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, and Malik Beasley to be available for a deal. Those three make the most sense for the Sixers in a deal due to the idea that the team could always use another ball-handler and more wing players.
Here are three trades the Sixers can make to acquire each player from the Jazz that works for both sides. A special thank you to cap specialist Yossi Gozlan for helping with the logistics of each deal and making sure the money works:
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Philadelphia 76ers receive: Malik Beasley
Utah Jazz receive: Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz, and Georges Niang
Considering the lack of offensive development from Thybulle and the downward turn Korkmaz has taken recently, the Sixers could inquire about Beasley. The 6-year veteran out of Florida State averaged 15.1 points and shot 38.9% from deep for the Minnesota Timberwolves and he would be a big help to the team’s bench unit. Losing Niang would hurt, but it would show faith in Paul Reed to give him a shot as the primary backup big man.
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Philadelphia 76ers receive: Rudy Gay
Utah Jazz receive: Furkan Korkmaz
Gay is toward the end of his career 16 seasons in, but he can still be an asset to the bench unit. Korkmaz’s lack of production in the 2021-22 season is something to really examine and even with Gay’s declining production, he at least can get to the basket and make plays for himself and others.
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Philadelphia 76ers receive: Jordan Clarkson
Utah Jazz receive: Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz, and Jaden Springer
Clarkson, the 2021 6th Man of the Year, would be a big addition to the Sixers if they could make the move for him. He’s averaged 16.8 points in 189 games for the Jazz with only four starts so he understands what it takes to get into a groove quickly off the bench. The only real holdup here would be if the Jazz demand a first-round pick, which is a high possibility. Philadelphia cannot trade a first-round pick until 2029 and Utah won’t settle for that in this rebuild.