Utah's #14 Pick
With this pick they will probably look at add a PG, but with Burke taken, and MCW not filling their shooting need (and he'll probably be gone), who do they take? In my mock draft I was considering Crabbe but then thought of Dennis Schroeder. He's a riser on draft boards can shoot and would probably be available. Of course if someone slips far that Utah would want then they wouldn't take him, but right now Dennis seems logical at 14. Now this is just what I think they might take, cause personally i'm not a huge fan of Dennis. But anyway what do you think of the possibility of him going to Utah at 14. (or even at 21 if he really slips)
I would say there is a pretty good chance they take Dennis. I have Dallas taking MCW in my mock and then Dennis going to Utah. Another possible PG here is Shane Larkin. He can shoot it from deep and could be a great guy to run the show in Utah. I wouldn't be shocked to see the Jazz take two PGs and maybe take both of these guys.
Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson are unrestricted free agents. I think Utah will do the smart thing and try to re-sign them both, but in case they are unable to, it could provide for some good insurance to use that pick on a big man. Gobert seems to be slipping in a lot of mocks. I think if he's available at 14, that would be solid value for the Jazz.
I'm actually excited to see what Enes Kanter and Derick Favors can do as starters in that system. More minutes and more opportunities. I still think that they should get a PG, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did go big and add some depth on that frontline
Resign both of them? They have done nothing with them starting, and they will continue to do nothing if they keep both. Favors has shown the potential to be a high impact big man already, and so has Kanter. I would easily start both of them over Big Al or Milsap. Right now Utah doesn't have a lot of good young talent on the wings, so it would be better for them to go small instead of big this year.
I think Larkin at 21 would be a better fit and value than MCW at 14. With 14 I'd either go for BPA or a skilled big (if they don't retain Millsap) who can shoot to provide spacing for Kanter or Favors.
I totally agree that Larkin would be the better fit and value at 21. The problem is there is no guarantee Larkin will still be there at 21. None of the teams between 14 and 21 would really need a point guard besides possibly Milwaukee if Jennings happens to leave (which is doubtful). That doesn't mean somebody won't make a trade to move up and grab him. Atlanta has the 17th and 18th picks and could be looking to make some kind of deal one direction or the other.
If you are Utah you have to be careful if you skip your PG need at 14 that Larkin doesn't go before 21. That would leave you selecting from Lorenzo Brown, Myck Kabongo, Nate Wolters, Isaiah Canaan, Erick Green or somebody else with a 2nd round grade. I actually like the depth of PG in this draft but I think the cutoff of potential starting PGs ends after Larkin.
Not every team need HAS to be addressed by the draft. They also have plenty of money to spend this summer. They could grab a guy like Jose Calderon, who IMO would be a terrific fit and a good short term stopgap. They can try again next yr for their LT PG in the draft. If they absolutely HAVE to have Larkin then they could use their #14 pick to trade back a few spots and pick up another asset. Larkin at 14 would be a pretty big reach though IMO.
I think Schroeder will go to Dallas or Utah
jazz will draft the best player available with 14# like as they ever do
at 21# they'll look at a pg, maybe Larkin if 14# will not be a pg (Schroeder)
another option: Jazz move up to pick Burke, Lindsey confirmed that jazz talked with some team and had good feed
I see Noel going to the Cavs and Burke going to Orlando. Plus, I'm not sure trading a bunch of assets to get Burke is a great move. I think the best fit for the Jazz is McCollum because the Jazz are looking for someone to score, space the floor for Favs/Kanter and to play on-ball defense against opposing point guards. Trading, say, Detroit both 14 and 21 wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for both teams.