The Utah Jazz prospects at grabbing a top four pick in the 2014 NBA Draft seem to be improving by the game. The Jazz are mired in a five-game losing streak as of Tuesday, April 1 -- and currently stand a 12 percent chance at getting the No. 1 pick in the draft lottery in May.
Rumors persist -- particularly on local sports talk radio -- that the Jazz may be open to selecting any player at any position, including point guards.
While this may seem like an April Fool’s Day joke to many the NBA is rapidly changing -- and a two-point-guard system may be the next wave of the future for NBA teams.
Think playing alongside Trey Burke is a stretch? This draft alone features a 6-6 Australian drawing comparisons to the great Steve Nash and a 6-9 “point-forward” out of UCLA who is also a product of Bob Hurley’s St. Anthony high school basketball dynasty -- in addition to several smaller but equally good players.
To that end, the Jazz may not be immune from entertaining such an idea of drafting a point guard -- especially when some great options may be available to the Jazz at their (currently) No.4, 23, and 34 selections.
Here’s a brief breakdown of some top point guard prospects at this year’s draft.