We’ve heard rumor upon rumor over the last month on whom the Utah Jazz like, love and don’t like. We’ve heard of the Jazz trading up, down and out and when it’s all said and done none of that will happen at pick 5.
What has Dennis Lindsey said many times over the course of the process? He wants defense and he loves guys that pass the ball. Well guess what Jazz fans the answer of who the Jazz are drafting has been staring us in the eye socket the entire time. The answer? Aaron Gordon out of Arizona.
If the Jazz cannot trade up I believe 100% that the Jazz draft Aaron Gordon unless Dante Exum falls. I know the title of this article is deceiving because it states what the Jazz will do and not just an opinion. However, if you look at the evidence you have to admit I have an appealing case.
A lineup of Trey, G Hay, Aaron, Kanter and D Fav along with whatever vets the Jazz get is an upgrade and is a very athletic group. I know many Jazz fans have their own opinion on who the Jazz should draft and will be unhappy no matter what, but I trust Dennis Lindsey and if Gordon’s his guy then Jazz will get him.
Over the past few weeks I’ve narrowed the pick down to Vonleh and Gordon at 5. I don’t think the Jazz go Smart and Walt Perrin said Randle had a very good workout with the Jazz which tells me right there the Jazz aren’t drafting him. Vonleh is raw and the Jazz already have Kanter and Gobert they are working with in that regard. Aaron Gordon is way ahead of that in my opinion. Yes, his shooting needs work and if he had that he would be up there with Wiggins and Parker. What does that mean? Yes he has the potential to be as good or better than one or both of the two guys that every Jazz fan is crying for. Can the Jazz teach him to shoot? That is the question, but for now Gordon at 5 could be the steal of the draft.