Posted by: Adam on April 27th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Ok, maybe its an exaggeration to say its the coin flip of the century, but the Jazz have certainly gotten themselves stuck in an interesting situation. This upcoming draft is a very deep draft and the Jazz could really benefit from a pick in it. In fact, there was a possibility that they would have two picks in the lottery. However, both picks had conditions on them. We owned the Warriors pick, but it was top 7 protected. The T-Wolves owned our pick, but it was lottery protected. So if we were to miss the playoffs and the Warriors were to get 8th place or better, we get both. However, since we made the playoffs, we gave our pick to the T-Wolves, which I am perfectly fine with actually. Our young team can really benefit from some playoff experience, even if it is a sweep by the Spurs, but y’all can debate that below if you disagree. As far as our Warriors pick, the Warriors finished in 7th place exactly. But the thing is, so did the Raptors. So there will be a coin flip to see who gets that pick. If the Raptors win, we keep the pick. If the Warriors win, we lose the pick and end up with no draft picks in this year’s lottery. Yikes!!! And as a side note, I also read that if that pick ends up 8th and goes to us, we will lose it to the Warriors if that pick wins the lottery. I know there has been some confusion as far as that goes, so I thought I would mention it. Cross your fingers y’all!!! We really need a pick in this draft!!
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