The Utah Jazz have the No. 12 pick in the NBA Draft, and there has been a lot of clutter to sort through as to their plans with the pick. Here are three rumors you need to know:
Myles Turner And Trey Liles Top Targets?
Utah has a lot of young players in their backcourt, and are now looking to address their frontcourt needs. According to the Boston Herald, they've identified two prospects as their top targets:
The Utah Jazz are looking for shooting and front-court depth. Myles Turner and Trey Lyles think they can help. The Jazz worked out Turner and Lyles on Saturday in preparation for the upcoming NBA draft. The pair was part of the second of two groups. Several power forwards with range have been linked to Utah for the No. 12 overall pick on June 25, including Turner and Lyles. The Jazz have worked out 72 players.
Frank Kaminsky A Legitimate Option?
The 2015 Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year shot 54.7 percent from the field and 41.6 percent from three-point range during his senior season, functioning as the focal point of Wisconsin’s offense on their run to the 2015 National Championship Game. He’d be an interesting complement to either Rudy Gobert or Derrick Favors, working together with one or both to clear space inside for drives to the rack by the likes of Gordon Hayward and Dante Exum.
Many expect him to be off the board before the No. 12 pick, but if not, Utah will give him serious consideration.
Brazilian Guard George de Paula A Second Round Target?
Utah worked out the second-round prospect on Sunday, and came away very impressed with his shooting ability.
Via Desert News:
The 6-foot-6 de Paula, who has enormous hands and who's likened his game to that of Deron Williams, could be a second-round possibility for the Jazz. By the way, he said he's too young to have played countryman Raul Neto, whose rights are owned by the Jazz.
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