Trade-down option: Keyonte George
Another prospect that the Utah Jazz could have their eye on, especially considering that they’re likely to move on from Jordan Clarkson this summer, is Keyonte George. As somewhat of a volume scorer during his lone season at Baylor, George does have the natural scoring ability from the shooting guard position that would be of interest to the Jazz.
And with how much George’s draft stock has changed from the end of the college basketball season to now, there’s a strong chance that the Jazz can trade down from No. 9 to still land him. Especially considering the team already has three first-round picks.
The Baylor product is yet another one of the prospects in this year’s NBA Draft class who’s unpredictable as to where he’ll land. There have been mocks that have George being selected in the top 10 and then some with him falling out of the lottery. I think it’s safe to say that he’ll be selected in the 12–15 range. The Jazz could theoretically trade back down a few spots (add another asset or two) and still get their target.
During his freshman season at Baylor, George averaged 15 points, four rebounds, and three assists on 38 percent shooting from the field.