There were no miracles for the Utah Jazz on lottery night as they ended up with the No. 12 overall pick for this year’s NBA Draft. But the quality of players being discussed as possible Utah picks really demonstrate how strong this draft class is.
The main question now is: who will the Jazz choose? The possibilities are endless at this point but the player that’s being talked about most right now is Frank Kaminsky. NBA sportsbook TopBet has released an official prop on where Kaminsky will be drafted, with Frank the Tank a -150 favorite to be picked by the 13th selection.
The 22-year-old turned heads in the recent NCAA tournament, leading Wisconsin to the national championship game. He had an exceptional season for the Badgers, leading the team not only in points (18.8 PPG) but also in rebounds (8.2 RPG), assists (2.6 APG) and blocks (1.5 BPG) as well.
What makes Kaminsky such an enticing pick is his ability to stretch the floor. He displayed his outstanding perimeter game in his last season with Wisconsin, shooting an incredible 41.6% (42-of-101) from beyond the arc. He has a vast array of moves in the paint as well and he’ll be the perfect complement to either Rudy Gobert or Derrick Favors who have proven to be defensive monsters for Utah this past season.
There’s always a place for a perimeter-oriented big man in the Jazz lineup and Kaminsky would perfectly fit that bill. He’ll provide the spacing the offense desperately needs and bring a new dimension to the team’s young and talented frontcourt.