February 17, 2016, 11:10 pm
Marc Stein reported late Wednesday night that the “growing sense around the league is that the Jazz are poised to go through with the Ty Lawson deal with the Rockets.”
Stein adds that the Jazz are committed to sending out Trey Burke and somebody (anybody!) needs to get trump this deal now. This really comes across as a desperate plea from somebody because trading Burke for Lawson sounds insane on a few different levels. Aside from the fact that the Jazz have to include another player to make the deal work, Lawson has been terrible on both sides of the ball this season and the Jazz have great on-court chemistry right now. They’re getting ball-handling Alec Burks back soon and if we had to guess they really hope they could land Jeff Teague but the Hawks are trying to get something better.