The Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs are the latest teams in the Western Conference to make deals ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline. On Wednesday, a three-team transaction saw a lot of moving parts be shuffled around, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker heads to Utah from Portland in exchange for Joe Ingles' expiring contract. San Antonio also received Tomas Satoransky's expiring to make salaries work as Juancho Hernangomez joins Alexander-Walker with the Jazz. Portland continues to open up oodles of cap space for the upcoming summer, or a potential big-time trade within the next 24 hours.
This is an intriguing roll of the dice for Utah, especially with how Alexander-Walker fits within their backcourt depth. NAW could be a reliable bench piece, but how does he mesh alongside Jordan Clarkson? Meanwhile, San Antonio clears some future salary moving off Hernangomez for Satoransky.
What comes next for the Trail Blazers is the most interesting aspect to all of this. Will they make another aggressive move to appease superstar point guard Damian Lillard? Would Jerami Grant check boxes alongside Lillard?
Stay tuned to BasketballNews.com as the deadline dominoes continue to fall as they may.