Mar 28, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) and guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) and forward Glenn Robinson III (1) celebrate after defeating the Tennessee Volunteers in the semifinals of the midwest regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz: Possible Draft Trade Scenario 3

If you missed the first two trade scenarios you can find them here (Trade Scenario1, Trade Scenario 2).

In this trade scenario we stay put at 5 and draft Exum or Vonleh in that order for which one is available.  The 23rd pick along with one of our young guys would intrigue a lot of teams as they already would know what they are getting compared to the Jazz who would be taking on the risk.  The Utah Jazz would really have to love a guy to throw in any combination of the core 5.

Looking at the teams above the Jazz at 23, these teams would likely want Alec Burks or Enes Kanter: every team.

So why would the Jazz trade either of them to move up from 23?  Obviously if they feel someone like Doug McDermott, Nik Stauskas or any other player would be worth giving up Burks or Kanter.  I don’t see that happening so it would have to be something for the future.

Likelihood: More than we think.

So here’s the trade and like the first two scenario’s I expect mixed results and reactions.

Utah Jazz receive: 10th pick from Philly (McDermott, Stauskas, Gordon if he’s still there)

Philadelphia receives: 23rd pick, 2015 first round from Utah Top 3 protected.

Why the Jazz do it like I said is if they love someone that will be there at 10 and they think they will be good enough that the 10th pick in this draft will mean more than whatever pick they would get in next years draft.  I would take a shooter as the Jazz need to spread the floor like the Spurs and Heat do.

The opposite thinking would apply here for Philadelphia s they would have to not love anyone at 10 (they already get Jabari at 3) and they think the Jazz will be in the bottom 6 or 7 again next year.

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