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.

Who wins in this trade?

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  • tck62

    Way too much slow White guy love, why not try this ?

    Why not offer #5 (5 pick much more valuable if Exum gets past the Magic) #23, a top 3 protected #1 over the next three years, the Warriors future #1 and Kanter to move up to land Parker or Wiggins, then do a sign and trade with the Celtics giving them Hayward for the 17th pick in the draft and Kris Humphries $12 million 1 year contract and try and get Rodney Hood or Kyle Anderson ?

    This leaves the Jazz with Burks, Burke, Favors, Gobert and Parker/Wiggins as starters, with Hood/Anderson, Evans and plenty of cap to fill out the bench

    • Josh Haslam

      I think the Jazz get much worse in this. So I want to draft Stauskas or McDermott who shoot lights out and happen to be white, but you want to trade all of the white players?… hmmm interesting

      • tck62

        Josh who does McDermott or Stauskas guard at the next level ? We could get the same player by simply signing Fredette as a free agent and saving a draft pick. I simply got tired of Hayward either turning the ball over or shooting a brick late in the 4th quarter of close games, I was to the point of hoping he never saw the ball.

        • Josh Haslam

          Stauskas compares to Klay Thompson in strengths and weaknesses coming out of college so if Stauskas is Klay would you not want that? That’s just my thinking. I’m higher on Stauskas than McDermott. I don’t see the Jimmer comparison as Nik at least has length and can stay with the 2 guards with his length

    • Josh Haslam

      Or if you don’t like Stauskas or McDermott take Hood or Harris

  • Richard Coleman

    I really don’t want stauskas or mcdermott not because there white but because there not athletic enough, to be anything other than a shooter. If all you want is shooter you can get that in the second round. I would never waste a first round pick on that. Next years draft is valuable for the the Jazz. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre and Jonah Bolden all can be really good two way wing players. So, I would have to say absolutey no to the proposed trade.