NBA Draft: What I Expect to Happen

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Mar 13, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Noah Vonleh (1) dunks against Illinois Fighting Illini forward Nnanna Egwu (32) in the first round of the Big Ten college basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With the Fifth Pick in the 2014 NBA Draft the Utah Jazz Select….

Noah Vonleh. Vonleh is a upside pick for the Jazz who would love to find a small forward but with none available go with the highest upside. Vonleh is still growing and could pair next to either Derrick Favors or Enes Kanter who are more low block players. The Jazz have a backcourt for the future in Burke and Burks and could give Vonleh time to develop with that group.

The Jazz are also interested in Wiggins and could offer a package after the draft that could intrigue the Cavs. Gordon Hayward would be the lynch pin of that trade. The Cavs would love to bring in the SG/SF to their roster but he is a restricted free agent. If the Jazz traded for Wiggins they would most likely let Hayward go when he got a big offer. Yet the Cavs most likely wouldn’t assume that. If the 2 teams had a plan the Jazz would draft Embiid here then when free agency started work a sign and trade of Hayward, Favors and Embiid for Wiggins and Tristan Thompson. The Cavs would have their starting small forward, power forward and center all in 1 trade. If the Jazz don’t make that deal the last part of today’s post comes in to play…