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2018 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft: Pick #21- Utah Jazz

The Jazz go with a player that made his “money” in his team’s postseason.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft is underway! We are recapping picks here at GBB from now until draft week, and we are now at #21 overall with the Utah Jazz and their mock GM Owen Hewitt (@gogrizz66)

Before we get to the pick, a review of where we are in the draft. Check out this link to catch up on trade/pick explanations in our mock.

  1. Phoenix Suns- Deandre Ayton, center, University of Arizona
  2. Boston Celtics via Sacramento Kings- Luka Doncic, guard/forward, Real Madrid
  3. Atlanta Hawks- Jaren Jackson Jr., forward/center, Michigan State University
  4. Philadelphia 76ers via Memphis Grizzlies- Michael Porter Jr., forward, University of Missouri
  5. Dallas Mavericks- Marvin Bagley III, forward, Duke University
  6. Orlando Magic- Trae Young, guard, University of Oklahoma
  7. Chicago Bulls- Collin Sexton, guard, University of Alabama
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers via Brooklyn Nets- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, guard, University of Kentucky
  9. New York Knicks - Mikal Bridges, forward, Villanova University
  10. Memphis Grizzlies via Philadelphia (Rights traded to Sacramento)- Mohamed Bamba, center, University of Texas.
  11. Charlotte Hornets- Wendell Carter Jr., forward/center, Duke University
  12. Los Angeles Clippers- Miles Bridges, forward, Michigan State University
  13. Los Angeles Clippers- Lonnie Walker IV, guard, University of Miami
  14. Denver Nuggets- Kevin Knox, forward, University of Kentucky
  15. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Washington Wizards)- Keita Bates-Diop, forward, the Ohio State University
  16. Phoenix Suns- Khyri Thomas, guard, Creighton University
  17. Milwaukee Bucks- Zhaire Smith, G, Texas Tech
  18. San Antonio Spurs- Robert Williams, F/C, Texas A&M University
  19. Atlanta Hawks- Jalen Brunson, G, Villanova University
  20. Brooklyn Nets via Minnesota Timberwolves- Troy Brown, G/F, University of Oregon

With the 21st pick in the 2018 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz select Donte Divincenzo, guard, Villanova University

The third player from the national champions is off our mock board. Here is Owen on the pick-

I think this is a great pick for the Jazz, Divincenzo provides a great option for scoring off the bench. He averaged 13.4 PPG playing a sixth man role for Villanova, and we all remember how deadly he was off the bench in the national title game, putting up 31 points against a formidable Michigan defense. He’s also a very efficient shooter, posting a 48% field goal percentage over all of last year. He can also create his own shot, being very effective with both pulling up off the dribble, and driving to the basket and making tough shots.

While his defense statistically is nothing to write home about, he plays with a high level of intensity on the defensive end, and pulls down a decent amount of defensive boards for a sixth man point guard at 3.8 a game. The area that needs some serious development for Divincenzo is his playmaking. He can occasionally make lazy passes into the lane that are easily picked off by opponents, averaging 2 turnovers a game off the bench. Overall, Divincenzo should be a solid contributor to this Jazz team off the bench, giving some rest to Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell.

The Chicago Bulls are on the clock!

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