The man who once volleyed a jump shot in with less time than should be humanly possible to make a basket could be on his way to returning to Utah. Trevor Booker, known for his tweets and exquisite taste in cereal, could be returning to Utah as Utah canvasses the free agency landscape for deals to add depth to their bench. Last year Utah once again struggled with injuries as they piled up. Their depth with Jonas Jerebko, Thabo Sefolosha, and Ekpe Udoh saved the day, but it showed the need for toughness with some of those combinations. Trevor Booker could immediately be a defensive upgrade over Jerebko and fantastic foil to join Utah’s ever growing “he hate me” trash talkers in Joe Ingles, Jae Crowder, and newly drafted Grayson Allen.
The Utah Jazz have reached out to unrestricted free agent forward Trevor Booker, league sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune. Booker has previously played for the Jazz— Tony Jones (@tribjazz) July 1, 2018
The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans have expressed interest in free agent Trevor Booker, according to league sources. They join the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs (whom I mentioned last night) as possible suitors for the big man.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2018
Last year Trevor Booker averaged 10.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and—what I’d assume—1.7 Post cereal boxes a game. He did this on 51.6% shooting while shooting a career low 24% from three. The hope for Utah would be that he could return to his 32% shooting from long range with a return to Utah. Booker would already know the system and be a good locker room presence for the young Utah Jazz.
While we wait to see what happens, let’s all just enjoy this again.