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  • SL TRIB: 5 potential Jazz draft targets

    http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3903274...-draft-targets

    Tony Jones says the Jazz don't have a specific need in the draft and will take the best player available--here are some names he throws out with my thoughts on what is said about them.

    Denzel Valentine, 6-foot-5 guard/forward, Michigan State - A versatile wing who could play right away. Could push Burks for playing time or fill in for him should Burks' injury history continue.
    Malachi Richardson, 6-foot-6 guard, Syracuse - Sounds like he would fit the Jazz need for more shooting.
    Marquese Chriss, 6-foot-10 forward, Washington - "The Jazz REALLY like Chriss." This could be an interesting situation to watch to see if the Jazz potentially make a move to stay in his pick range.
    Furkan Korkmaz, 6-foot-7 guard, Turkey - 18 years old, not ready to contribute right away--would be an upside pick.
    Jakob Poeltl, 7-foot-1 center, Utah - Click-fodder for the locals? I'll give Jones the benefit of the doubt here--but I don't really see the Jazz using pick #12 for "a nice fourth big".
    Last edited by f1do; 05-18-2016, 06:26 AM.

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    Re: SL TRIB: 5 potential Jazz draft targets

    I think Furkan Korkmaz has to be it. The biggest upside, and what we really need is someone who is not going to take minutes away from our existing roster - he should fit the bill.

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      Re: SL TRIB: 5 potential Jazz draft targets

      I'd lean towards Chriss, Valentine, or Richardson. It will be interesting to watch them as the summer progresses to see how things shake out.

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      • #4
        Re: SL TRIB: 5 potential Jazz draft targets

        Valentine was a helluva college player, but not sure about that due as a pro. Korkmaz's NBA comparison:

        NBA Comparison: Gordon Hayward
        http://www.nbadraft.net/players/furkan-korkmaz

        Ha.

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        • #5
          Re: SL TRIB: 5 potential Jazz draft targets

          Originally posted by joncolton View Post
          I think Furkan Korkmaz has to be it. The biggest upside, and what we really need is someone who is not going to take minutes away from our existing roster - he should fit the bill.
          I just want him for his Furkan name!

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          • #6
            Re: SL TRIB: 5 potential Jazz draft targets

            If we get another player as good as Trey at 12 I'll be quite happy.

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            • #7
              Re: SL TRIB: 5 potential Jazz draft targets

              Originally posted by WeberJazz View Post
              If we get another player as good as Trey at 12 I'll be quite happy.
              I thought Burke at first and cursed you and all your progeny to a lifetime of inexplicable itching. Then I realised you meant Lyles. But there's no take backsies on curses so umm... sorry?

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