DA traded a two time 27 year old all star from a playoff team away for scraps. I think he can move Markkanen.
If that is the package for Lauri hell yes. He is playing as a sure fire all star this season, only 25. What a dynamic offense adding him to our team. The only semi rotational player we give up is Pritchard, 2 late first round picks, and 2 second round picks. Where do I sign up. Ainge would hang up so fast with that offer.Not sure DA would hang up. The goal was to tank and his team is too competitive. Maybe it takes adding swap rights way down the road to sweeten the deal. DA could bite on that. Due to where Jazz are I'd expect DA is willing to make something happen sooner rather than later. DA did make huge down grades to tank in the past taking best offers at the time not actually good deals.
I don't think they are going to trade Markkanen. I like the player, I am sure they do too. Even if they are thinking "rebuild" (cough, cough), Markkanen is exactly the type of player a rebuilding team hopes to get, not that they trade away.
When he was with CLE, and they had a overload of bigs, and we had an overload of combo guards, I suggested White for Markkanen. Many thought that was too much for Markkanen. But Utah is not going to be interested in anything we have short of Brown. There is no trade here with Utah. The Markkanen ship has sailed.
Not sure what trade you are referencing but I really don't think Ainge is going to Trade Markkanen for scraps. If he becomes available for scraps, sign me up. That doesn't mean I don't think he would trade him for a lucrative package. We aren't going to offer that type of package though and I don't expect anyone else will either, at least not at this deadline.
In fact, wasn't Ainge's phrase, "shooting with size"? Markkanen is everything that Ainge likes.
Anyway, as I said, I really like Markannen, have for a while. He is exactly what we need to play alongside RWilliams. He is exactly what a lot of teams need, including Utah.