Jazz bring Crowder, Rose to Utah in three-team deal before NBA trade deadline
(KUTV) The Utah Jazz have pulled off a major trade hours before the NBA trade deadline in a three-team deal that brings Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to Utah.
The news was broken by Adrian Wojnarowski at ESPN.
Cleveland gets Jazz players Rodney Hood and from Sacramento, former Jazz player George Hill. The Jazz also send Joe Johnson to Sacramento, while the Cavaliers send Crowder and Rose to Utah. Cleveland reportedly sends Iman Shumpert to the Kings and Dwayne Wayne to Miami according to ESPN, quoting league sources.
According to the Associated Press, the Cavs first agreed to trade Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a draft pick to the Los Angeles Lakers and then completed the deal with the Kings and the Jazz. The deals all have to be approved by the NBA before they become official.
Johnson and Hill were both key parts of a Jazz team that advanced in last season's playoffs, along with Gordon Hayward. Hill signed with Sacrament in the off-season and Johnson has been hurt part of this season. Hayward made big NBA headlines by signing with the Boston Celtics, spurning the Jazz who signed point guard Ricky Rubio to replace Hill, after he turned down Utah's offer.
Rose, signed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract, was once an MVP-caliber player but has been diminished by knee injuries. He averaged 25 points a game for the Bulls in 2010, along with seven assists, four rebounds and a steal. This season he is averaging nine points a game for a team besieged with chemistry issues.
Crowder is a 6 foot 6, 235 pound power forward who has played for Dallas, Boston and Cleveland before his trade to the Jazz. His production dropped with Cleveland this season but the six-year player averaged about 14 points a game the previous two seasons.
Hood was averaging about 16.8 points a game for the Jazz, shooting 37 percent from beyond the three-point line.
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