The 2014 NBA Draft is quickly approaching. Next Thursday, NBA teams will take a chance and hopefully draft a player that can help better their team towards an NBA championship. The 2014 draft class has players that could do just that.
According to many experts, this draft class is the best and deepest draft class since 2003. That class gave us guys like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. To say that this class could potentially be similar to the ’03 class is very impressive.
There are players that are sitting at the top of NBA teams big boards, and sitting at the top of every mock draft that all 30 teams would be thrilled to land. Guys like Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, and Joel Embiid are projected to go in the top three in any order, and have the potential to change the future of a franchise.
The Utah Jazz currently sit in the fifth position, but like many other teams, have now been involved in rumors of wanting to trade up. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders had this to say recently regarding the Jazz.
While the 76ers do seem willing to move up, they are not alone. There has been talk that the Utah Jazz would like to move into the top three and may be willing to give up some of the assets the acquired from Golden State last year for a shot at Parker.
There was also talk that guard Alec Burks could be had if it netted the Jazz Parker.
Most Jazz fans would be pretty split on this decision. The majority of Jazz fans would really like to see Jabari in a Jazz uniform next season, however, the majority of Jazz fans would rather not see Alec be traded away in order to make that happen.
The rumor is also something that Jazz fans shouldn’t get too excited about, as the Jazz are a very tight lipped organization and might not really even be involved in any of this rumor.