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Jazz blockbuster trade nearly a decade in the making

The Utah Jazz have waited a long time to make a splash on the NBA trade market, and it appears they may finally be close to pulling the trigger on a major deal.

Several of the NBA’s news breakers, including The New York Times’ Marc Stein and ESPN’s Zach Lowe have revealed the Jazz are in serious talks with the Memphis Grizzlies for guard Mike Conley Jr.

Conley, a 31-year-old point guard, has had a near All-Star career derailed by injuries, and has been overlooked in an era of elite point guards in the league. Just as Conley helped developed the “Grit and Grind” culture in Memphis, he appears to be an ideal fit in Utah as an elite perimeter defender and floor general with the ball in his hands.

A move like this is one the Jazz seem to have been building up to for nearly the past decade.

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Jazz blockbuster trade nearly a decade in the making


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