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Published: Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:00 p.m. MDT

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jas78
Australia, 00

Jody, where are you hearing that Jazz are leaning towards Parker if they land the #1 in a deal? I've seen other reports where it's actually Wiggins they're targeting. Personally I'd prefer Wiggins too. Super athletic and will finally give us a defensive presence on the wing. Much higher ceiling than Parker and with our new coaching staff big on player development, I think Wiggins to Jazz is the perfect match.

Regardless, it should be a fun night in Jazzland. I'd be very surprised if we stay put (though that in itself could give some good returns too).

Hailstorm is a coming
Riverdale, UT

The Jazz has in the past done well with their 2nd. , and even, as in the case today, a third option--all below -# 36 in the draft. It has been written that this draft is deep so maybe the big story to watch for here is who they pick up with the other two options. Again, I would think that the Jazz are doing all the hoop jumping necessary and all the hoop jumping necessary plus make all concessions necessary in order to get Elder Parker on the floor and fill those seats.

MurrayMike
Murray, UT

Easy here, trade the no.5, 23 & 35th picks for Parker and then trade burks to Chicago for Jimmmer

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

The headline reads "what will the Jazz do on NBA draft night?" The answer is the same thing they do every year: draft the wrong guys.

RSLJAZZBYUUTAH
West Valley, UT

Brave Sir Robin

San Diego, CA

So your saying the Trey Burke draft was wrong? So far I have liked Dennis Lindsay's picks.

souptwins
Lindon, UT

MurrayMike-- I sure hope you're being sarcastic.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

It's fun to hate on the past Jazz draft picks but i sure hope they end up with a player tonight.

Richie
Saint George, UT

Why trade up for a possible dud. Keep the existing picks and get Gordon with number 5. Then get two long range bombers with the last two picks. Fill in any gaps with free agency.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

@Richie
I really like your analysis - mostly because it agrees with mine.

No need to blow everything up to go after one player who may not turn out to be all he's cracked up to be. There's plenty of talent at number 5. Utah has a lot of cap space to make trades and sign free agents. The draft is just one part of the puzzle.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

I know I'm in the minority but I would keep the 5th pick and hope Embiid slides right into our hands. I assume if the Jazz think Randle is too risky they will have to feel the same about Embiid. It is a risk but worth it in my opinion. If he heals properly we will have a super star. If it takes a year, so what. We are not in a win now situation because our team is young and will still take a couple of years to develop. If Embiid is gone I think Vohnley will be available and I would take him. He should be good. But don't give the farm away to move up to take Parker or Wiggins. That is too expensive unless you can do it with the 5th pick and just Favors. If you throw in Burks and our other picks I'm not going to be a happy camper Mr. Lindsey.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Aaron Gordon Please!! I am not a Jimmer fan but if I were the Jazz, I would sign him. What to they have to lose? He will sell tickets and can hit an outside shot. No one on the Jazz plays defense, so why should Jimmer!! You can get him for a million. That's cheap in the NBA

CougarColby
Fort Benning, GA

Two thoughts:

1) Why wouldn't you try and trade up to get Parker? Is Wiggins better, maybe. But what are the chances that Wiggins wants to be a Jazzman his whole career, not much. Parker on the other hand has his religious and local ties to Utah and I think wouldn't have an issue being a Jazzman for many years to come. He doesn't seem to have an ego and stability is a great thing to have in a potential All Star.

2) Jimmer is still a member of the Bulls, but as of July 1st, he will be a unrestricted free agent. His rookie contract runs up this year. When the Kings released him, the Bulls picked him up for the League Minimum for the rest of the season. So there wouldn't even need to be a trade as long as the Bulls don't want to keep him around. He is has been courted by Olympiacos in Greece already.

In order to fill seats and have some nice pieces, the Jazz need to trade up, get Parker and trade for Jimmer. Sign him to a 2 year, deal and see if he works out. Very little risk.

SD_UtahUter
San Diego, CA

I am just preying that in about 4hrs that I don't see the trade up for the #1 pick involving #5, #23, Favors, and Burks. That is WAY too much for a non-guaranteed superstar. I don't mind some kind of a trade as long as it doesn't include those 2 players. They are just waiting to breakout with the right coach. I'm ok with Gordon, Vonleh, and maybe even Embiid. The ESPN guys didn't seem too concerned that it's another Oden situation on their draft special. If he's healthy they would have the best player in the draft. They said whoever he drops to would get a steal, so it may be the actual gamble worth taking for the Jazz. If the get Gordon and he improves his shooting ala Malone, then you have a superstar there. Later picks either use them to trade up to the teens and grab a great shooter or another athlete. Come on, DL please don't get desparate and sell the farm..there's no need to.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

I'm saying the Trey Burke deal was/is bad. As somebody said Jimmer can he had at a cheap price and Jazz need to do it. I won't cry over Favors leaving because I believe he is gone as soon as he becomes unrestricted. I will cry if Burkes leaves. I saw where a qualifying offer has been issued to Hayward. If he wants to go to the team of his choice, all he has to do is sign it. We'll see.

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