"We're all in the room together and we'll all have a chance to say what we want to say," the Jazz coach said. "We'll spend quite a bit of time together. And hopefully, we won't be too surprised once the draft starts and things fall where they fall.
"In the end, I would hope that everybody agrees where we are, where we rank different guys and what's the best fit for us.
"I hope we hit one out of the park," Corbin said. "I hope we get two guys that are around this franchise and are great players for us for a long period of time. We're in a position to get some guys and hopefully get the guys we're looking for. ... We need guys to be able to come in and play now."
This marks only the third time in Jazz draft history that the team has had the No. 3 pick. The last time it occurred was in 2005, when they selected point guard Deron Williams; and the only other time Utah has had third-dubsies was in 1982, when they took Dominique Wilkins and promptly traded him away to the Atlanta Hawks for a pair of players plus plenty of cash.
O'Connor has the final decision as far as who the Jazz will take, and he realizes the significance of having the No. 3 selection, as well as two of the top 12 picks. He knows, too, that the draft is an annual crapshoot wherein players who turn out to be great NBA stars often get overlooked by some teams, while many high-profile players often wind up being big NBA disappointments.
"I would say this is one of those drafts where I think it's going to be beauty is in the eye of the beholder," he said. "I think during the draft, some guys you're going to look where they're picked and you're going to say 'Oooh, all the mock drafts didn't have that guy rated there.'
"I think there's a lot of guys there that are of equal talent. You've got to figure out the ones that are going to succeed in the pros, because there are going to be guys who succeed, so it's our responsibility to find them.
"Now you've got to make a decision," O'Connor said. "Gathering information's easy. It's time-consuming and tedious, but it's easy. Now making a decision's difficult. You've got to go to bed Thursday night. You guys will be happy it's over with. I'll get in bed and (say), 'Oh, I hope we made the right decision.' "
And when O'Connor & Co. reveal that long-awaited, secret and highly classified information this evening, fans of the Jazz franchise will be hoping for the very same thing.
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