There are rumors swirling that the Warriors are putting together a deal to get AK from the Jazz. This would be a win-win trade. The Jazz could rid themselves of AK's albatross of a contract, and, AK could go wild playing point-forward in Nellie's free-flowing offense. While I think that a parting of ways would be good for both parties, I am curious as to what the Jazz would get back in the deal.
Here are some guesses. Maggette was almost a Jazz man, attacks the basket well, and would bring some toughness and swagger to the team. But like all NBA players who went to Duke, he is injury prone (see Boozer and Brand). Jackson is a head case but would certainly be an upgrade on CJ Miles, and the same can probably be said about Crawford. For salary reasons, I would assume that one of those three would have to be included in any deal for AK, but the Warriors also have some young talent they may be willing to throw in. Belinelli has shown flashes of potential, especially in the Las Vegas Summer League, but has been stuck at the end of the bench. And Randolph and Wright seem to have some ability but are yet to really make their marks. The Warriors also have another lottery pick and, given their draft history, may be willing to give it up.
This looks like another storyline to what is shaping up to be an interesting summer for the Jazz