We know the Utah Jazz draft 5, but who knows what the Utah Jazz draft board actually looks like. This recent tweet from Adam Zagoria, basketball insider for NBA.com and SNY.tv possibly gives us some insight:
Some NBA Draft intel I’ve heard…Utah loves Dante Exum at 5, Sacramento likes Nik Stauskas at 8 & Charlotte likes McBuckets at 9
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 12, 2014
Dante Exum has the upside of the top players in this draft, but also huge bust potential as he’s only played high school ball in Australia. He did look like the best player in the NBA hoop Summit game against Jabari and Wiggins. What’s unclear is if the Jazz would use Exum as an off guard position alongside Trey Burke or if they see him as the point guard.
A backcourt of Exum and Burks is a whole lot more intriging to me than Burke and Burks or Burke and Exum. That might be jumping too far ahead as the Jazz are known for making their players earn the position. A competition among Burke and Exum could be very good for the future of the Jazz as both are known to be highly competitive.
Exum’s NBA player comps: Tracy McGrady and Penny Hardaway