Former Phoenix General Manager Steve Kerr discusses the Jazz's past success selecting in the second round of the NBA draft.
Kerr: "The Jazz have been successful because they have such a strong organization and Kevin does a fantastic job. I mean, they do they their homework. They're out all year long watching college games and gathering data. Kevin was somebody, when I was working in Phoenix, no matter where I went I would always run into him — he was always out there.
"When you're picking 47th, it's kind of dependent on the year and how much depth there is. I think this year you could actually get somebody who could make your roster at 47. … The reality is for the Jazz, if you're going to have a season where you don't have a pick, this is probably an OK time for them. They've got so many good young players that even if they had a first-round pick — if they were picking in the middle of the first round — I'm not sure they could get anybody who can come in and crack that rotation next year, because there's already that big group of talented young guys to work with. I think they're OK. They're fine where they are. I really like their young crop. Whoever they get at 47, I think, will have a chance to come in and make the roster. But it's tough to crack that young group with the talent they've amassed there."
Brian T. Smith
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