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Utah Jazz send (per ESPN.com) C Enes Kanter and 2013 Second-Round Draft Pick to Orlando Magic for J.J. Redick and 2014 Second-Round Draft Pick
The Utah Jazz have a very good problem. They are just too deep in the frontcourt, with Al Jefferson, Enes Kanter, Derrick Favors and Paul Millsap.
While they have difficult decisions to make this offseason with Jefferson and Millsap hitting free agency, the Jazz could make the situation easier for themselves by moving Kanter from the roster.
Kanter has been playing well, averaging 6.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in 14.3 minutes of action. The only problem is that the Jazz just don't have enough minutes to give him to maximize his value and potential.
With Derrick Favors bolstering the Jazz's frontcourt coming off the bench, for at least another year, the Jazz would be wise to move Kanter while his value is high--especially if it means getting a sharpshooter like J.J. Redick.
Utah hasn't had elite production on the perimeter since Deron Williams was traded to the now Brooklyn Nets, and that lack of production is certainly something that hurts them in the Western Conference.
Is Redick an "elite" scorer right now? No, he's not. But I chalk that up to the talent that is around him, instead of an inability to take his game to the next level himself.
Averaging 15.3 points per game on 45.2 percent shooting from the field and 39.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc is impressive considering the players he's sharing the court with.
The Magic could team Kanter with their own double-double machine, Nikola Vucevic, which would give them an interesting frontcourt and would let Vucevic roam outside of the paint a bit more than he currently can.