by: Dana Greene
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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – According to multiple reports, the Utah Jazz are finalizing a deal that would send guard Miye Oni to Oklahoma City along with a 2028 second round draft pick.
The move will save the Jazz roughly $2.4 million dollars in luxury tax payments. The Athletic’s Shams Charania was first to report on the trade. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski also reported the deal.
The Jazz are already over the luxury tax limit, and would had to guarantee Oni’s contract had he remained on the team past Friday. The Thunder will waive Oni after the deal is complete, according to Wojnarowski.
Oni fell out of the Jazz rotation this year, losing minutes to Trent Forrest.
A second round draft pick out of Yale in 2019, Oni became a regular in the Jazz rotation in the 2020-21 season. He played in 54 games, averaging 1.9 points and 1.6 assists during that season, and was known for his defensive prowess.
But this year, Oni has played in just 16 games, and is averaging 0.3 points per game.
The deal also opens up a roster spot for the Jazz. The NBA trade deadline is February 10th.