Posted by: Diana-Allen on June 21st, 2010The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Jazz aren’t part of the many draft day trades that occur, although this year may prove different. Jazz owning the 9th pick in the draft and the large expiring contract of AK 47 things have the potential to be a little different this year for the Jazz.
Many trades have been discussed on this website, twitter and other Jazz related social media outlets. One of the most popular of course is the trade involving Philly and the Jazz. Over the weekend there were rumblings that the Jazz were interested in moving up to the 5th or 6th positions (Sac and GS respectively currently hold those positions in the draft). Fans are speculating that Jazz don’t want to risk Monroe not lasting until #9 and therefore are eager to move up, or perhaps Jazz get a little risky and take Cousins if he drops that far.
Minnesota is rumored to have offered Johnny Flynn plus two draft picks to Indiana for the #10 pick. Would the Jazz be interested in such a trade? How would a backcourt of Flynn and Deron look for spells on the court together? Would Babbit and Whiteside be available at the 16th and 23rd pick? It wouldn’t be as bad with those low of picks as taking one of them with the #9.
Jazz fans and media alike of course like the idea of moving up but what happens if all of the Jazz desired players are gone by #9? How would Jazz fans feel if they hear David Stern say on draft day. “We have another trade to announce the Utah Jazz trade the #9 pick to such and such team for the #20 something pick and future considerations…” How could trading down in the draft benefit the Jazz? Would a lower draft pick and maybe getting a veteran via that trade be more beneficial to the Jazz than settling on a player at 9?
What trade would you like to see the Jazz make on draft day if any? Is it ever wise to trade down in the draft? Are their any core players that you’d be willing to part with for the chance to move up in the draft?
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