With about a week and a half left until the 2014 NBA Draft takes place, there is still a lot of rumors and speculation regarding the Utah Jazz’s number five pick. There is a lot of different ways the front office of the Jazz can take things. They could go big man to pair with Derrick Favors down low, and bring Enes Kanter off the bench, or bring the new big man off the bench. They could also go with a guard and pair him in the back court with Trey Burke, and keep Alec Burks in the sixth man role.
A few weeks ago, Vice President of player personnel, Walt Perrin, was asked about Marcus Smart not coming to Utah for a pre-draft workout and if the Jazz liked him. Perrin mentioned that in last year’s draft, the Jazz actually had Smart ranked higher on their draft board than Trey. So that could only mean that they are still interested in Smart somewhat, right? Not according to Smart himself.
On Sunday night, while everyone was watching the NBA Finals, the Twitter account of @IAmAUtahJazzFan, formerly known as @WeAreJazzNation, sent out a tweet asking Smart when and if he was coming to Salt Lake City for a workout. A lot of guys won’t respond to fans tweeting them, but Smart did respond, and below is what he had to say.
— I Am A Utah Jazz Fan (@IAmAUtahJazzFan) June 16, 2014
Soon after Smart posted the tweet, it was erased.
Some fans who liked Smart and wanted him on the Jazz may be disappointed to hear this, however, fans should know that the Jazz did not work out Trey before they eventually traded up to draft him in last year’s draft. This raises the question, are the Jazz truly not interested in Smart or is Smart tweeting this because he is not interested in the Jazz?