Jazz make moves in final hours before trade deadline

Utah Jazz's Rodney Hood, right, looks to pass the ball as San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in San Antonio. Utah won 120-111. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

For those that wanted to see a shakeup in the NBA, the final hours before the trade deadline didn’t disappoint.

The Cleveland Cavaliers started with perhaps the biggest move of the day by sending Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers, but the Utah Jazz got involved soon after. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Rodney Hood would be going to the Cleveland.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr” xml:lang=”en”>Utah has traded Rodney Hood to Cleveland, league source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) <a href=”https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961660450906787843?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

But it wasn’t just Rodney Hood that would be leaving the Jazz. Wojnarowksi then tweeted that Joe Johnson would be leaving too, but to Sacramento as part of a three-team deal. The Jazz would receive Jae Crowder and former league MVP Derrick Rose. The Kings would also be receiving Iman Shumpert.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr” xml:lang=”en”>Utah will also send Joe Johnson to Sacramento, and Cleveland will send Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to Utah, league sources tell ESPN. Sacramento sends George Hill to the Cavs.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) <a href=”https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/961660720642445312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

 The Jazz tried to get Crowder in the offseason as part of a last-minute sign-and-trade deal with Boston when former Jazzman Gordon Hayward announced he was joining the Celtics. Instead, Crowder was traded to Cleveland.

The other pieces of the three-team trade involve Sacramento’s George Hill – another former Jazzman – going to Cleveland. It also appears Rose won’t actually put on a Jazz uniform. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo, Rose will probably be released.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr” xml:lang=”en”>Utah will likely release former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, league sources tell Yahoo.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/961671048356909056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

With free agency looming in the offseason for Rodney Hood and Derrick Favors it was rumored that both were on the trading block, but just Favors reached the deadline without being moved.

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