7 Prospects Utah Jazz should consider trading up or down for in NBA Draft

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Trade-up option: Amen Thompson

In what could end up being a more realistic option for the Utah Jazz heading into the 2023 NBA Draft, trading up to No. 4 or 5 to possibly take Amen Thompson could be in the cards for the team. Depending on where Thompson ends up falling, the Jazz should at the very least be open to the possibility of making a move for Thompson. If there’s a non-Scoot Henderson player that the Jazz should be willing to go all-in for, it’s Thompson.

Even though Thompson is considered as much more of a development project, he has superstar potential that not many other prospects in this NBA Draft have. If every prospect in this year’s NBA Draft class reaches their ceiling, you can make the argument that Thompson would end up being a top-3 player. That’s how high of a ceiling Thompson has coming in. All that said, he’s far from a guarantee. And that’s something that could keep teams from selecting him so high in this draft.

If Thompson falls to No. 5, which seems unlikely, the Jazz should be ready with an offer. Especially considering the Detroit Pistons are exploring trade-down options.