With less than 48 hours until the 2014 NBA Draft, another rumor has come out. This rumor doesn’t really involve the Utah Jazz at all, but it does involve a prospect that was ranked very high on the Jazz’s draft board.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks have promised Jabari Parker at number 2 if available. Other than CLE, refused to workout for other top 5 teams.
— Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky) June 25, 2014
Parker has nearly been a lock to be a top two pick in the NBA Draft, along with Andrew Wiggins of Kansas. If Wiggins were to go number one overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it really would be no surprise to anyone if the Milwaukee Bucks drafted Parker at two. The bigger shock would be if the Bucks decided to pass on Parker for a guy like Dante Exum.
The other part of this tweet that could be interesting to Jazz fans, is the fact that Parker refused to work out for any other teams in the top five besides Cleveland and Milwaukee. If the Jazz do have interest in trading up to try and draft him, it is an interesting story since Parker supposedly refused a workout.
The Jazz currently hold the fifth pick in the draft, and if they keep it, will definitely not have a chance to snag either Parker or Wiggins. The latest bit of rumors seem to show a lot of interest in Aaron Gordon out of Arizona. However, the same bit of rumors seem to think that Gordon will wind up in Boston with the sixth pick.
All the rumors are basically just that at this point, rumors. With less than 48 hours until the NBA Draft, we won’t have to wait much longer to finally find out the truth.