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Jazz Anticipate NBA Draft

Jazz Anticipate NBA Draft



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Sammy Linebaugh reportingIt's been a couple of decades since the Utah Jazz had a draft pick this high, or this much riding on a single draft.

With only one point guard on the current roster, the Jazz need, as owner Larry Miller says, a "difference making" point guard.

But, Utah may not be able to get its man with its current sixth pick.

Any true Jazz fan will have their eyes and ears glued to TVs around the state today, finding out who will be the next point guard to suit up for the Jazz.

The Jazz want Wake Forest's Chris Paul or Illinois' Deron Williams, but the sixth pick doesn't seem high enough to get either player.

However, we've heard the Jazz are close to moving up. A New York radio station is reporting the Jazz have negotiated to swap picks with Portland. That would give the Jazz the third spot, and could include trading guards Kirk Snyder and Gordan Giricek for Ruben Patterson, or Carlos Boozer for Zach Randolf.

If that falls through, the Jazz could go with point guard Raymond Felton, or go a little bigger with New Mexico's Danny Granger. He and Arizona's Channign Frye are high on the list.

Walt Perrin, Dir. of Player Personnel: "We have looked over the three to four years they've played. We've looked at a lot of tapes and we've seen the growth in their game. We've seen the potential for more growth, so that's why we're looking at them."

All in all, a lot is still up in the air.

Also up in the draft, former Ute Andrew Bogut. He's projected to go number one to Milwaukee.

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