Apr 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Kenneth Faried (35) guards Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 101-94. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Trade Possible Scenario 1: Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz moved back a spot and will be selecting fifth in the upcoming NBA draft in June.  However the chances of the Jazz doing an NBA draft trade moving up or down in my opinion is 50%.

If the Jazz stay at 5 they really love Vonleh, Smart, Gordon or Randle.  Could they be in love with one or more of these guys?  Absolutely.  The one question the Jazz have to ask themselves though is will any of these guys start over current Jazz guys and improve the roster?  Gordon and Smart are elite defenders and Dennis Lindsey has to really like the idea of those two players, and Vonleh is a stretch 4 that would help the Jazz with spacing.

If the Jazz can’t trade up and they don’t think any of the next 4 drastically improves the roster then I could see a trade like this happening:

Jazz Receive: Kenneth Faried, 11th pick (Nik Stauskas or Dario Saric)

Nuggets Receive: 5th pick (Noah Vonleh), Ian Clark

The entire reason Ian Clark is included is to make the money work.  The Jazz would get a hustle player in Faried who does all the little things and they would be able to get a player like Nik Stauskas who in my opinion will be better than Klay Thompson or at least very similar.  The Jazz struggled yet again with the 3 point shot and Stauskas is the best in the draft.

The Nuggets would move up and get a guy they believe would be a difference maker and a guy that can stretch the floor in Vonleh.  He would help Lawson out and the Nuggets would not clog up the middle like they do with Faried right now.  The Nuggets have been rumored to be shopping Faried and this could be the right deal for both teams.

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