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Utah Jazz trade Tony Bradley to the Detroit Pistons

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Good luck to Tony Bradley!

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After picking Udoka Azubuike, Utah moved quickly and traded Tony Bradley to the Detroit Pistons.

Azubuike looks like an immediate upgrade over Bradley and should fill a big hole for Utah with an immediate defensive upgrade at backup center.

Here’s the thing, I don’t even know what future considerations are but this definitely feels like a roster move to get some cash and move Tony Bradley to keep the roster to re-sign Jordan Clarkson.

The Jazz have honestly put a lot of trust in Azubuike to be an immediate impact player. If he’s not, they will have passed on some good players in the draft and will have seen a three-year project go out the door for not much. But Utah has done well with their scouting before so this all may work out very well.

I would also like to say that Tony Bradley has always been a really good member of the Jazz in terms of attitude and work ethic. It’s too bad it didn’t work out, but I’ll always root for a guy who has given everything he had to try to improve.