Utah Jazz NBA Draft outlook: 2 possible need-fillers

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With a bit of luck at the NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz may fill one legit need.

Without trading up at the July 29 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz brass isn’t likely to land a game-changer. Still, picking at No. 30 overall, the Jazzmen have a shot at snagging an instant addition to the rotation.

This selection could prove to be a pivotal component in the Jazz’s quest to bounce back from the utter devastation that was their 2020-21 ending.

A few needs stand out, namely a lockdown perimeter defender plus a big who could sub in for Rudy Gobert to mix things up as a skilled post scorer. Fortunately, several fellas fitting one of those descriptions might be available at the end of the first round.

On that note, let’s examine two prospects who could still be on the board when Utah is on the clock: