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Purple&Blues Q&A : Western Conference

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1. I really liked this segment. I think a good question to ask is for next years draft, who are the Jazz targeting and who would fit into our system best? – Joshua Rowley

Haslam - Obviously the Jazz and every other team will want Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker, but the Jazz will need some lottery luck to do that. Instead, I see the Jazz targeting one of the Harrison twins with the first pick and Doug McDermott or Saric with the Warriors pick.

L. McDermott - Obviously Andrew Wiggins is the prize. He fits in any system and is every team’s #1 target. After him I would say the Jazz are looking at Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, James Young, Glen Robinson III, Andrew Harrison, Wayne Selden, James McAdoo, Dario Saric and Doug McDermott. A lot of wings in there but I think that’s because Alec Burks has the most to prove this year. If he doesn’t pan out the Jazz could be drafting his replacement. Parker and Saric are great team players that would thrive in the Jazz system. Young, Robinson, Harrison, and McDermott are elite scorers. Randle is possibly a once in a generation athletic big man who would be hard to pass on. Saric and McDermott would be great late round additions with the Warrior’s pick. I’d have to say Wiggins, Parker, and Randle are the top 3 on the Jazz big board right now.

R. McDermott - For who we Draft next year I say the Best Player available regardless of position…Unless Burks fails then i say best 2 guard available.

Newman - We had a discussion between the Purpleandblues staff about this shortly after we saw this question.  My stance on this is that because of how young our team is and how many variables there are with the current roster and not not knowing which players will reach or underachieve their potential it’s not really possible to determine which players will fit our system best.  We also don’t know which players in college will do and who’s stock will rise and fall.  I will say if we could land Wiggins or Parker it would be a no brainer but outside of that there are too many variables.

Anderson - Obviously, they’re angling for Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, or Marcus Smart. Every team in the league is. But who would fit into the system the best, specifically? Wiggins. He will be the best player taken in any draft for the past few years. He would fit in any system, really—he’s that talented. The Jazz’s draft motto has always been, and always will be, “Take the best player available.” Who is that? Andrew Wiggins.

Powers - I think that the Jazz will take to the best player available, regardless of position. Everyone would like to take Wiggins, but if you don’t pick #1, you don’t get him. I could see Parker slipping in the draft and if he does, you take him. I like the entire class. I could see one of the Harrison twins, Saric, or McDermott also falling to the Jazz.

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Topics: Chris Paul, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker, Utah Jazz, Western Conference

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