Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The San Antonio Spurs are significant “frontrunners” to land Al Jefferson in a trade with the Utah Jazz, according to Chris Sheridan.Here is the latest they are telling me: The San Antonio Spurs are the front-runners to land Al Jefferson in a trade with the Utah Jazz – and they are frontrunners like Secretariat was in the 1973 Belmont Stakes.Sheridan notes that the Spurs and Jazz are on “such good terms internally” that they appear to be a natural fit to make a trade.Of course, Utah isn’t willing to give up Jefferson for nothing, but he is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Meanwhile, No. 3 overall pick Enes Kanter appears ready to step into Jefferson’s role.The Jazz also need a point guard and the Spurs have two behind veteran Tony Parker; Patty Mills and Nando de Colo. Sheridan notes that Utah could ask for Tiago Splitter back from San Antonio as a potential backup for Kanter.Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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