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Report: Portland Trail Blazers emerge as strong suitors for a Jarred Vanderbilt trade

According to Shams Charania, the “Portland Trail Blazers have emerged as a strong suitor for Jarred Vanderbilt.”

Western Conference playoff contender emerges as strong suitor for Utah’s Jarred Vanderbilt:

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 2, 2023

This makes a lot of sense for both teams. For the Jazz they’ve seen the rise of Walker Kessler this season and his play has demanded more minutes to the point where he’s supplanted Vanderbilt in the starting roster. Although that’s not because of poor play from Vanderbilt.