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NBA Trade Deadline: Utah Jazz still pursuing Nikola Mirotic

But on one condition...

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[UPDATE 1/31/18 4:07PM]

Nikola Mirotic has been held out of tonight’s game and the Bulls say he will be held out indefinitely. Sounds familiar. A trade involving Nikola Mirotic is probably imminent, we’ll probably find out soon if the Jazz get to be his recipient.

[UPDATE 1/31/18 12:26PM]

The Utah Jazz are still pursuing Nikola Mirotic, but they will not part with a first round draft pick to get the deal done according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. This probably means that Utah will have to figure out a way to get a first rounder for Rodney Hood or by taking on salary in exchange for the expiring contract of Derrick Favors or Joe Johnson.

[UPDATE 1/30/18 11:44PM]

There’s still hope. It appears the deal with the Pelicans has fallen apart (or someone has come to their senses).

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Niko is still available.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal is held up by a tricky no trade clause that Mirotic has.

PUT THAT TRADE MACHINE DOWN. Trade Machines are playoff contenders. The Utah Jazz are officially out of the Nikola Mirotic sweepstakes. Mirotic is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Omer Asik and a first round pick says Vincent Goodwill of NBC SportsChicago.

Sorry, guys, no more fake Nikola Mirotic trades. Now the only way to have Mirotic on your team is through the NBA Trade Machine. Wah-wah.