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Who will the Jazz take at No. 10? Initial mock drafts are split



SALT LAKE CITY — The NBA draft order is set.

The Utah Jazz has the No. 10 pick in next month’s NBA draft after dropping two spots in the lottery on Sunday.

The 2024 draft is a unique one. There isn’t a consensus top player and each team’s draft boards could look vastly different. Without an obvious All-NBA prospect on the table, things could end up like the 2013 draft when Giannis Antetokounmpo (picked No. 15) and Rudy Gobert (No. 27) ended up being the best two players.

“I think our top 10 could be very different from every other team’s top 10,” Jazz vice president of player personnel Bart Taylor said. “I think probably half the guys we have in the top 10 are probably in everybody’s top 10, but I don’t know which half that is.”

So who will be available for the Jazz at No. 10?

Here’s who draft experts have the Jazz taking in their initial mock drafts following the lottery:

The Athletic: Rob Dillingham, G, Kentucky

“Can Dillingham be a starting point guard, or is he more of a bench sparkplug?,” wrote draft analysis Sam Vecenie. “Is he a good enough distributor to be the former, or is he too much of a score-first guard? Can he hold up on defense well enough to close key games? I feel confident Dillingham will produce in the NBA, but we’ll see if his output impacts winning.

“The Jazz could use another creative guard within the youngest part of their core. Dillingham’s electricity with the ball in his hands, mixed with Keyonte George’s shot making, would be a very fun offensive combo for coach Will Hardy.”

ESPN: Ron Hollard, SF, G League Ignite

“Rolling the dice on Holland, once viewed as a candidate for the top pick, might be an interesting value play if he’s on the board here,” ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony said. “His competitiveness, defensive versatility and aggressiveness could be a solid option alongside playmakers like Keyonte George and Collin Sexton to help lessen his scoring load and allow him to assume his more natural role as a high-energy defender on the wing.”

The Ringer: Stephon Castle, F, UConn

“Keyonte George was a mid-first-round pick hit last year, and Castle could be the perfect complement with his defense-first abilities,” NBA/draft writer Kevin O’Connor said. “Castle needs to improve as a shooter but brings just about everything else the Jazz could use next to George.

Yahoo! Sports: Cody Williams, F, Colorado

“Williams, the younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jalen Williams, dealt with injuries during his one year at Colorado, but showed promising upside during the NCAA tournament with how well he defended in both transition and half-court sets,” wrote draft analysis Krysten Peek. “He has a solid two-dribble pull-up and promising potential as an outside shooter.”

SB Nation: Cody Williams, F, Colorado

“Williams certainly passes the eye test with his open floor passing and attacking, but his handle in tight spaces limits him significantly against a set defense. As long as Williams goes to a patient team with a clear developmental plan, he should have a high enough skill level to turn into a good NBA wing eventually.”

CBS Sports: Isaiah Collier, G, USC

“Collier gives the Jazz a downhill point of attack presence at the point guard positions whose skill set reminds a bit of Collin Sexton. His motor runs hot and he adds an element of explosiveness that makes it difficult for teams to defend.”



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