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The 2014 NBA draft tracker: Jazz bring in a potential No. 5 pick to work out

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  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    June 16, 2014 2:52 p.m.

    If the Jazz stay at five and don't make trade it, this could be the guy Utah drafts. I think he' good enough he might go higher meaning Utah could get Dante Exum. Either guy would be a great draft pick.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 16, 2014 5:56 p.m.

    I'm not down on Vonleh but I've watched him some on different sites and although he has potential, he hasn''t made me think wow he is the guy we need to pick. His measureables are great and I like the fact he can hit the outside shot but to me he plays too deliberate or slow and doesn't use his athleticism. Time will tell but I hope the Jazz take Gordon, Gordon can't shoot as well as Vonleh at the present time but he does most other aspects of the game better. He is a better all around athlete, he can play both the 3 and the 4, especially on the defensive end, his shooting is improving and his work ethic is great , giving me positive hope that he can and will fix the shooting problem. Whether it is Vonleh, Gordon or Exum I think the Jazz will get a good player.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 16, 2014 6:48 p.m.

    I would stay away from Dante Exum...the fact that he wants to play for the Lakers would not be good if we are thinking long term...Aaron Gordon...he has the athleticism and the motor to be a really good defender...however...he isnt a post presence...he doesnt have a jumpshot...he shoots sub 40% from the FT...but he does have the potential....however...i am not sure most jazz fans are willing to wait on his improvement...Now we have Noah Vonleh...he can be a mismatch for teams...as he spreads the floor being a stretch 4...his measurements are off the charts and has the potential to be a defender...now the question is...his desire to improve...all good and great players have that desire to be more and they never settle...if he has the desire to imrpove...he could be good....the third option...would be Randle...who has ankle surgery...he plays bully ball...but rarely plays above the rim...he doesnt finish with fury but he can finish...can that game translate to the pros where guys are bigger and faster?

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 16, 2014 7:36 p.m.

    Kakashi: I agree with what you say and to me the most important thing you said is do they have the desire to improve and from everything I can read Gordon tops that list and that is why I like him, potential plus heart and desire make me comfortable that he will fix those things that need fixing. He states his shooting , especially his FT shooting is improving quickly and he looks forward to making players pay if they lay off him. Remember Karl Malone? He couldn't shoot when he first came into the nba but because of his work ethic he made his shooting a strong aspect of his game. Gordon has that kind of an attitude. Exum is an unknow but IMO so is Vonleh , any of these 3 and I would be fine with it but all 3 have things they need to improve on and fix.