5 prospects the Utah Jazz should covet and 5 prospects the Utah Jazz should ignore

The Utah Jazz have a huge chance to supercharge their team with the 2024 NBA Draft but that means getting the right guy.
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No. 3 Prospects to covet and ignore

Covet - Stephon Castle

Stephon Castle isn't a great offensive player, at least not right now. Castle is someone, however, who stands out defensively. He can score well enough inside, coupled with solid court vision and a tenacious defense, he's someone who could make the Utah Jazz better on day one. He may take a while to get ready and become a regular starter, but he's someone that the Jazz need desperately on defense. Especially with Collin Sexton and Keyonte George on the team. You need guys who can help them cover up their horrid defensive abilities, and Castle can do that.

Ignore - Ron Holland

Ron Holland isn't bad. Unlike so many others on this list that I think are being overhyped on potential, Holland isn't. Holland, however, is a bad fit for what the Utah Jazz need. He's a solid inside scorer and a solid rebounder for a forward. That's part of the problem. He reminds me of a pre-draft Anthony Bennett. Too small to play power forward, and not a good enough shooter to play small forward. At 6'8, 200 lbs, he's quite small for a modern NBA power forward, and whatever rebounding prowess he had in the G-League won't be nearly as effective. Coupled that with his three-point shot, and he's not a great small forward. You want your premier players to be able to hit a semi-consistent three-ball and Holland isn't that guy.