Former lottery pick will represent the Utah Jazz at the NBA Draft Lottery

Utah Jazz, Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz, Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

The NBA offseason is right around the corner, and despite the NBA playoffs still ongoing, Utah has their focus set on Tuesday night and the NBA draft lottery. Awaiting to find out their positioning in the upcoming draft, the Jazz will have clarity in less than a week.

The draft lottery results will be the starting point for Utah in what is expected to be a busy offseason.

Collin Sexton will represent the Jazz at the NBA Draft Lottery

The Jazz will be sending representation for their organization in Tuesday’s draft lottery, and it may come as a surprise to some who they’re sending. Former lottery pick Collin Sexton will attend the lottery, representing his new team.

The 24-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career in his first year with Utah. Sexton came in and ultimately took on a reduced role with the Jazz in comparison to what the guard’s first four years with the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like. The Alabama standout played a career-low 23.9 minutes per game in a rotation role, averaging 14.3 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.2 rebounds across 48 games, including 15 starts.

At the beginning of the offseason, rumors swirled around the league that the Jazz may look to find a trade partner to offload Sexton’s contract as the team looks to build for the future. While the SEC product’s future in Utah was up in the air, perhaps his appearance for the team at the draft lottery answers all questions moving forward.

Although Jazz CEO Danny Ainge has been known to make a big trade or two in the past, perhaps Ainge sees Sexton as a big part of the Jazz’s future in the coming years. In his second season back from injury, the young playmaker could be just the starting guard the team so desperately needed during the season.

Nonetheless, only time will tell what the future holds for Sexton in Utah, but for now, the “young bull” looks like he’s made a home with the Jazz.