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Utah Jazz guard Joe Johnson is reportedly seeking a trade from the team, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Of course, the Jazz are not required to honor Johnson’s wish for a trade and they could elect to keep him on the roster. Johnson is currently posting the lowest numbers of his career since his rookie year with the Boston Celtics in 2001 and may not hold significant trade value as it currently stands. It seems like the more likely option will be Johnson and the team agree to some sort of buyout after the trade deadline next Thursday.

In 29 games this season, Johnson is averaging just 7.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting just 26.7 percent from three-point range. The emergence of rookie Donovan Mitchell has likely made Johnson expendable and the team could scour the trade market to see what assets the 36-year-old could return.

The Jazz are 22-28 this season and are in 10th place in the Western Conference sitting 3.5 games out of the final playoff spot.

(h/t Pro Basketball Talk)

Cody Taylor is a writer for FanBuzz based out of Orlando, Fla. He previously spent five years covering the NBA for Basketball Insiders and HoopsWorld. In addition, he has also covered college sports at UCF. He considers Reggie Miller the greatest shooter of all time.
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