NBA Rumors: Here's Why The Suns Didn't Land Bogdanovic From Jazz

It seems that the Phoenix Suns had a chance to land scorer Bojan Bogdanovic from the Utah Jazz before he was shipped off to the Detroit Pistons this past week. But the Suns perhaps got a little greedy...

According to Phoenix Insider John Gambadoro, talks broke down when Phoenix also tried to extract forward Jarred Vanderbilt from the Jazz along with Bogdanovic.

Vanderbilt is a promising 22-year-old power forward that the Jazz had no intentions of trading. The 6'9" 23-year-old is a very underrated piece acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Rudy Gobert trade. He averaged career-bests of 6.9 points and 8.4 rebounds in just 25 minutes per game in 74 contests last season. 

Jazz GM Justin Zanik referred to Vanderbilt as "a high energy, defensive-minded 4-man that I think has some upside to continue to develop in our program."

Clearly, as noted by Evan Sidery of @basketballnews, the Suns were hoping to get Bogdanovic and Vanderbilt for a return of Jae Crowder, some salary and a first-round pick. And based on their standing in the league these days, a Suns first-rounder isn't quite that valuable. 

The Jazz eventually wound up sending Bogdanovic to the Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee. And they kept Vanderbilt.

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