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

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Trade-up option: Cam Whitmore

It’s somewhat confusing as to why there isn’t more hype surrounding Cam Whitmore heading into the NBA Draft. Whitmore has all the tools you want in a potential star. He’s one of the best athletes in this year’s class, has the potential to be one of the most versatile wings in this draft class, and doesn’t have many holes in his game. He averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game on 48 percent shooting from the field and 34 percent shooting from 3-point range.

Across the board, there are many things to like about Whitmore and his potential. If the Jazz wanted to make a trade-up splash that didn’t involve one of the top point guard prospects, Whitmore would be the move. He would fill a role as the small forward of the future for the team, and the Jazz wouldn’t theoretically have to move up that high to land Whitmore.

The Jazz could move up to No. 7 and probably still land Whitmore. And that is unlikely to be all that costly for the Jazz. They could probably get away with dangling the No. 16 pick and second pick to move up a few spots in the first round to snag Whitmore.