ESPN's Marc Stein tweeted out that the Houston Rockets are trying to make a number of moves, and they seem to be targeting the Utah Jazz as a potential destination for some of the players they no longer want. They want to move Ty Lawson, and they may be willing to take Trey Burke and Trevor Booker back for him.
Houston remains ultra-aggressive trying to find a new home for Dwight Howard and, ESPN sources say, hasn't stopped trying to move Ty Lawson— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 17, 2016
Sources say Houston, well aware Utah has been on the hunt for a veteran point guard for the stretch run, is pitching Ty Lawson to the Jazz— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 17, 2016
Utah, meanwhile, has made Trey Burke available, but at least one more player must be added if talks progress because salaries aren't close— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 17, 2016
Of course, the obvious point here is explained by Kevin Pelton, also of ESPN:
Lawson for Burke + Booker works under the cap. Don't think that helps Utah, though. https://t.co/K2PrL60p5b— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) February 17, 2016
Yeah, I'm not so Jazzed about this possible move. Lawson is a speedy point guard who isn't a knock down three point shooter. That doesn't seem to mix with what Quin Snyder is doing with our club, nor does it fit an immediate need. I'd rather roll with Dante Exum, Raul Neto, and Trey Burke going forward. But that's just me.