Apr 10, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers player Cody Zeller at a press conference for the NBA draft. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Combine Has Come and Gone Who Should the Utah Jazz Draft?

No maybe or probably, the Utah Jazz WILL draft 14th and 21st in the June 27th NBA Draft.  The Jazz do have the ability to trade up or down in the draft if they want a certain guy.  Just for this article’s sake though let’s pretend the Jazz stay put at those two picks.  It’s no surprise the Jazz need a point guard either through the draft or free agency.

At 14 three point guards are likely to already be off the board: Trey Burke, Michael Carter-Williams and CJ McCollum.  If this happens this will leave the Jazz in an interesting position as the next batch of point guards aren’t projected til the 20’s.  These point guards are: Shane Larkin of Miami who posted a 44′ vertical at the combine but who sorely lacks at the defensive end, Dennis Schroeder of Germany who is said to already be promised to a team and Isaiah Canaan of Murray State who is in my opinion will be the next Ty Lawson.

The question is if the Jazz like one of those 3 or one of the first 3 fall to them will they take them at 14 or will they risk it and see if they fall to 21.  The only guys I see the Jazz really liking at 14 other than a point are Dario Saric of Croatia, Cody Zeller of Indiana, Kelly Olynyk of Gonzaga or possibly Tim Hardaway Jr of Michigan.  If those guys are available at 14 then it’s possible they will forgo the point guard and take one at 21.

I do see them taking a center if available with one of their two picks and a point guard with the other one.  In the second round I don’t think it matters but I could see the Jazz taking the hometown guy Brandon Davies of BYU.  My gut is telling me that the Jazz will not resign Al or Sap and that these draft picks should be a piece in the Jazz’s puzzle when it’s all said and done.  Just 35 more days til we know for sure.

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