NBA Draft 2010: What the Utah Jazz Should Do With No. 9 Pick

June 23rd, 2010 by manny mitchnik Leave a reply »
Zeke’s ghost still haunts the New York Knicks.

Somehow, Tom Gugliotta and Stephon Marbury resulted in them losing yet another lottery draft pick, this time the No. 9 selection that now belongs to the Utah Jazz. For those keeping track, the Knicks could've drafted LaMarcus Aldridge in '06, Joakim Noah in '07, and would be in line to grab a talented small-forward in tomorrow‘s draft.

Thanks Isiah.

But I digress.

The Jazz have to fill some key needs if they want to contend for a title in the near future. They need interior defense at the center position, and could also use a deep shooting threat (that’s assuming both their free-agents, Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver, sign elsewhere). 

Prospects are never a sure thing, and common sense tells you to draft the best available player. But, the Jazz are in the unique position of being a playoff team holding a lottery pick. They may choose to draft for need.

Here's three people who Utah could be looking at.


1. Al-Farouq Aminu—(SF) Wake Forest, So.

Aminu and current Jazz player, AK47, have similar bod ...

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