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Utah Jazz: Draft Day tidbits about Jazz picks

Published: Wednesday, June 26 2013 6:24 p.m. MDT

Kentucky's Enes Kanter, from Turkey, who was selected with the No. 3 pick by the Utah Jazz, gets a hug at the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June, 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (Associated Press) Kentucky's Enes Kanter, from Turkey, who was selected with the No. 3 pick by the Utah Jazz, gets a hug at the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June, 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (Associated Press)

SALT LAKE CITY — Some Draft Day tidbits to chew on as the Utah Jazz prepare for their three picks Thursday night:

Why they are where they are

14: The Jazz were too good to end up with a high lottery pick but not good enough to make the playoffs despite finishing with a winning record of 43-39 in 2012-13. This will be the Jazz's seventh lottery pick, including their No. 3 selection in 2011: Enes Kanter.

21: In 2011, the Jazz sent All-Star point guard Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, two first-round picks (Kanter being one) and cash. Because of a previous Nets deal, Utah ended up with a protected first-round pick of Golden State. That almost played out last season, but the Warriors infamously tanked and then won a lottery coin toss to keep their top-seven pick (Harrison Barnes). In 2012-13, the Warriors finished with the 10th-best record (47-35), resulting in Utah getting their first-round selection because it was well out of protected range.

Second-round draft pick Dee Brown was selected No. 46 in the 2006 NBA draft. (Jesse D. Garrabrant, Getty Images) Second-round draft pick Dee Brown was selected No. 46 in the 2006 NBA draft. (Jesse D. Garrabrant, Getty Images)

46: Lottery position isn't maintained after the first round, so the Jazz get the 16th pick in the second round. Utah had a better record than two Eastern Conference playoff teams — Bucks (38-44) and Celtics (41-40) — so it will select after them in Round 2 at No. 46 overall.

Last 10 picks

No. 14

2012: John Henson (Bucks); 2011: Marcus Morris (Rockets); 2010: Patrick Patterson (Rockets); 2009: Earl Clark (Suns); 2008: Anthony Randolph (Warriors); 2007: Al Thornton (Clippers); 2006: Ronnie Brewer (Jazz); 2005: Rashad McCants (Timberwolves); 2004: Kris Humphries (Jazz); 2003: Luke Ridnour (Sonics).

Other notables: Peja Stojakovic, Tim Hardaway, Clyde Drexler, Dan Majerle, Maurice Lucas

No. 21

Enes Kanter, of Turkey, smiles after being selected with the No. 3 pick by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (Julio Cortez, Associated Press) Enes Kanter, of Turkey, smiles after being selected with the No. 3 pick by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (Julio Cortez, Associated Press)

2012: Jared Sullinger (Celtics); 2011: Nolan Smith (Blazers); 2010: Craig Brackins (Thunder); 2009: Darren Collison (Hornets); 2008: Ryan Anderson (Nets); 2007: Daequan Cook (Heat); 2006: Rajon Rondo (Suns); 2005: Nate Robinson (Suns); 2004: Pavel Podkolzin (Jazz, traded to Mavs); 2003: Boris Diaw (Hawks).

Other notables: Greg Kite, Blue Edwards, Eric Murdock, Jon Barry, Michael Finley.

No. 46

2012: Darius Miller (Hornets); 2011: Andrew Goudelock (Lakers); 2010: Gani Lawal (Suns); 2009: Danny Green (Cavaliers); 2008: Trent Plaisted (Sonics); 2007: Stephane Lasme (Warriors); 2006: Dee Brown (Jazz); 2005: Erazem Lorbek (Pacers); 2004: Ha Seung-Jin (Blazers); 2003: Sani Becirovic (Nuggets).

Utah rookie Gordon Hayward was the No. 9 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Jazz's first lottery pick since Deron Williams.   (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Utah rookie Gordon Hayward was the No. 9 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Jazz's first lottery pick since Deron Williams. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

Other notables: Jeff Hornacek, Matt Barnes, Jerome Kersey.

Previous Utah Jazz lottery selections

2011: Enes Kanter (third); 2010: Gordon Hayward (ninth), Alec Burks (12th); 2006: Ronnie Brewer (14th); 2005: Deron Williams (third); 2004: Kris Humphries (14th).

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