The Jazz are stockpiling young talent, the Bulls are trying to cut salary while making a run right now. ESPN reports that Utah has had interest in second-year point guard Marquis Teague in the past, and with the injury to rookie Trey Burke, Utah could be more aggressive on the buyer's market.
Hearing: Utah has previously shown trade interest in Bulls' Marquis Teague and could well revisit interest depending on Trey Burke timetable— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 13, 2013
Burke fractured his finger Saturday night. On Monday, he'll see a specialist to determine if he needs surgery. If he's out any significant amount of time, the Jazz are going to have to look at some longer-term options and Teague has shown a lot in preseason. Jazz coach Ty Corbin said Saturday that the team may look outside the current roster for a solution.
What do Jazz do at PG? Corbin: "We've got scouts. We'll see what's available. We've got some guys here. … We'll see what gives us a chance."— Aaron Falk (@tribjazz) October 13, 2013
Utah's rebuilding anyway, so it's not like there's a huge need to solve things. Combo-guard Alec Burks can fill in a pinch while Burke recovers. But Teague would be a smart pickup. You'd have to think Chicago would just want salary relief, but Utah also has some young bigs like Jeremy Evans to toss out there to a Chicago team that is awfully thin at center.