NBA Trade Rumors: 1 Expendable difference-maker on every team ahead of trade deadline

Exploring one expendable difference-maker on every team that could be moved ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline.

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Utah Jazz

Expendable difference-maker: Kelly Olynyk

The Utah Jazz aren't having the amount of early-season success they had last season. So much so that there is a very big question that they must answer heading into the NBA Trade Deadline that revolves around the possibility of trading away their veteran assets. If they do get to the point where they're ready to do so, there's one player who is automatically going to be viewed as an expendable difference-maker - Kelly Olynyk.

Playing behind John Collins and Walker Kessler in the frontcourt, it doesn't make much sense for the Jazz to keep Olynyk around. Even less so considering he's in the final year of his contract with the Jazz. He is not going to be re-signed by the team and it would make the most sense for Utah to try to cash in on him as an asset before the trade deadline.

Even at this point in his career, Olynyk is an effective player. Olynyk is averaging eight points, six rebounds, and four assists per game on 47 percent shooting from 3-point range. He could be increasingly valuable to a contender during the push toward the playoffs in the second half of the season.