On this special edition mid-week podcast leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, Dan and Ken Clayton dive into Chad Ford’s annals to see how key current Jazz members were ranked when they entered into the NBA. Has their value changed since then, and what does their value mean relative to this Draft and the Jazz’s attempts to land a franchise player? We examine the current core through the draft tier lens in this special installment of the SCH podcast, and of course Ben Dowsett will have a full draft recap in this Friday’s usual installment from ESPN 700’s Salt Lake City studio.
(Note: the conversation is based on the tier system used by many teams and popularized by ESPN’s Chad Ford. Tier 1 players are those who a majority of GMs see as surefire All-stars or potential franchise players. Tier 2 is made up of possible All-stars. Tier 3 is a group of projected NBA starters. Tier 4 would be potential starters or top-tier rotation players. Tier 5 players project as rotation players, and Tier 6 is anybody else widely regarded as in the top 60 in a particular draft.)