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GBB Community Mock NBA Draft: Utah Jazz pick #23

jmxisnext looks to add to the Jazz acquisition of Thaddeus Young, Adreian Payne and others.

Previous Picks: #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18#19#20#21#22

Team and Draft Order Representative GM Player Selected
#1 Cleveland Cavaliers Chris Faulkner Andrew Wiggins
#2 Milwaukee Bucks Kwhittington Joel Embiid
#3 Philadelphia 76ers KellyMelvina Jabari Parker
#4 Orlando Magic BluesCityJoe Dante Exum
#5 Philadelphia 76ers (from UTA) KellyMelvina Aaron Gordon
#6 Boston Celtics Dekebarron Noah Vonleh
#7 LA Lakers Tonyallenismyhomeboy Marcus Smart
#8 Chicago Bulls (from SAC) Chip Williams Julius Randle
#9 Charlotte Hornets Andrew Ford Nik Stauskas
#10 Utah Jazz (from PHI) Jmxisnext Adreian Payne
#11 Denver Nuggets VancouverGrizz Gary Harris
#12 Atlanta Hawks (from ORL) Matt Hrdlicka Dario Saric
#13 Phoenix Suns (from MIN) Adam Rubrum Rodney Hood
#14 Memphis Grizzlies (from MIN) Joe Mullinax Doug McDermott
#15 Orlando Magic (from ATL) BluesCityJoe Kyle Anderson
#16 Chicago Bulls Chip Williams T.J. Warren
#17 Boston Celtics Dekebarron Zach LaVine
#18 Phoenix Suns Adam Rubrum Tyler Ennis
#19 Sacramento Kings (from CHI) Tcampbell395 Jerami Grant
#20 Toronto Raptors Arkm110 Cleanthony Early
#21 Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Yeung Jusuf Nurkic
#22 Memphis Grizzlies Joe Mullinax Elfrid Payton

With so many teams drafting for upside and future projects, I am enamored to to take the road less travelled and go straight for NBA ready talent.

With the 23rd overall pick, the Utah Jazz select:

23) P.J. Hairston, SG, Texas Legends

I don't buy into to the red flags of PJ. Sure, dude messed up in college. But who doesn't? Sure, dude seemed lazy in the D-League. But how much effort would you put up against teams like the Delaware 87ers???

PJ is a lights out long range shooter. He can also drive in the lane and draw the foul. In addition to, as well as (shout out to any Bobby Bottleservice fans that understood that reference) scoring, PJ can guard either wing position and create matchup problems for days. He might never be a star, but he will most certainly be that rock-solid team player that will stand up to any player.

The Utah Jazz are building that "bad boy" mentality. With a starting lineup shaping up to be: Trey Burke, PJ Hairston, Thad Young, Adrien Payne, and Derrick Favors; the Utah Jazz are looking to prove they can bang with the big boys in the NBA. Throw in some promising young prospects like Alec Burks, and a young 7'3" C in Rudy Gobert and a boatload of salary cap space, the Utah Jazz are poised to make some noise in 2014!!!