2014 NBA Draft: 5 Players Utah Jazz Should Target at No. 5

2014 NBA Draft: 5 Players Utah Jazz Should Target at No. 5

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The Utah Jazz will have a myriad of options in the 2014 NBA Draft, and it would not shock me to see them trade up a few picks. If they cannot do that, then they will be happy to pick one of the game-changing talents available to them. Check out the five here who they should target.

5. Dante Exum

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5. Dante Exum

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He might be the best pure point guard in the class, and he would offer some nice relief to losing out on Deron Willaims during his career's demise. Honestly, the Jazz are probably quite glad that they traded Williams when they did.

4. Noah Vonleh

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4. Noah Vonleh

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Vonleh is probably one of the top prospects who played for a team with a losing record. That does not change his innate talents though, and you should expect him to get picked at least in the top ten. The Jazz are probably not going to take him unless they fall in complete love, but it is also not a possibility I am willing to count out.

3. Aaron Gordon

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3. Aaron Gordon

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You might have heard Gordon compare to Blake Griffin in the past, but I think a better example might be Shawn Marion. Gordon has probably not heard that comparison for a little while, but I think it might be the most apt.

2. Marcus Smart

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2. Marcus Smart

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Marcus Smart may regret passing on last year's draft from a money perspective, but he could end up being on a better team. The Jazz would be a great option for him, but Smart also might be fit on a team later in the lottery as well.

1. Jabari Parker

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1. Jabari Parker

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Obviously, Parker would not slip this far in the draft, but if they can trade up to around the number three pick then it might be possible. The Mormons in Utah would be more than pleased to welcome Parker.

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