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Draft for...athleticism/speed/defense

If we are wanting to improve our defense and increase our pace of play we should target Marcus Smart and KJ McDaniels. These are the 2 most athletic guys in the draft. Both players like to push the tempo and go hard at the rim. They both play tough defense and know how to interrupt passing lanes. They both make up for a pure shooting stroke by going hard at the rim. Smart has good size at PG while McDaniels is undersized at SF in the NBA (6'6). I foresee him playing SG at the next level although he plays big for his size.

Main concern - judging these guys from an eye test alone, Smart and McDaniels look like the are more suited to wear Kings jerseys. They are not the typical clean cut good guys that the Jazz usually gravitate toward. Does that really matter if we greatly improve in 2 areas we currently struggle? Don't forget, the top 12 defensive teams in the league made the playoffs.

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