This post was written by Josh Haslam of FanSided’s Utah Jazz website Purple and Blues.
With the lottery coming up on Tuesday the Utah Jazz will have the least chance of getting into the the top 3 due to their record in the regular season. In fact, they only have a .5% chance of getting the top pick so don’t hold your breath Jazz fans. That being said expect the Jazz to find a decent player at 14 and even at 21.
The three players I would like the Jazz to go after the most are : Dario Saric from Croatia , Dennis Schroeder from Germany or CJ McCollum from Lehigh.
Most likely CJ will not be available because he is projected in the top 10. Dario might be available but I expect his draft stock to rise as he meets with the teams individually. Dennis is the most likely of the guys to be available when the Jazz pick at 14 and my gut is it Jazz will draft him.
Schroeder at 6’2″ is quick and has deadly range. He’d be an immediate impact player on the Jazz who were decimated at the point position this past year. Schroeder also is rumored to have a promise from a team in the first round. My gut tells me that it’s from the Jazz because right after that they asked him at the combine who he wants to play for and he said “Utah or Milwaukee.”