Utah Jazz fans should continue to keep an eye on mock drafts leading up to the NBA Draft. This mock by Kyle Boone of CBS Sports has the Jazz making some puzzling decisions.
Come draft day, the Utah Jazz will have some crucial decisions on their hands concerning the future of the franchise. With three first-round picks this year, the Jazz need to have a good success rate on these selections.
We’ve already seen Utah make a collection of different picks in some mocks already, and we’re still two months away from the draft. It’s safe to say we’ll see no shortage of scenarios and opinions over the course of the coming weeks.
In this recent CBS Sports mock, these potential Jazz selections don’t tend to set the Jazz up for either recent or long-term success. A collection of questionable fits and ignoring glaring team needs makes this draft not so great for Utah.
Let’s take a look at who CBS decided to select for Utah’s picks.
Walker is the best of the three picks in this mock for the Jazz. Walker is a do-it-all-four with an NBA-ready body. He was a part of this year’s Houston Cougars team which was consistently one of the best teams in the country.
He projects to be a great fit with Utah. With Kelly Olynyk entering the offseason on a non-guaranteed contract, there’s no promises we see him back with the team. This would open up the perfect role for Walker to instantly click with the Jazz in year one.
However, where the mock starts to fall apart is with Utah’s next pick at 16.