Yay, yesterday was the NBA draft and now all the speculation can end. It feels nice to know who we have and start learning about them.
If @daanteee gets picked by the Jazz I may actually squeal like a girl— Mathew Walker (@Texas) June 26, 2014
Guard Dante Exum was ranked higher on the Jazz's draft board than Aaron Gordon. This is the best-case scenario at No. 5 for Utah.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 27, 2014
YOU GUYS MY HOMEBOY IS PLAYING FOR THE JAZZ *cries*— Mathew Walker (@Texas) June 27, 2014
All the good feelings!
And this from earlier on Draft Day haha
In a way, I wish Dante Exum slipped to Utah, if only to imagine the look of horror on agent Rob Pelinka's face ...— Steve Luhm (@sluhm) June 26, 2014
Dante Exum's twitter: https://twitter.com/daanteee
Dante Exum's IG: http://instagram.com/daanteee
The Utah Jazz will select Rodney Hood with the 24th pick in the NBA Draft, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2014
Per Rodney Hood's IG, his alter ego is named Roscoe.— moni (@monilogue) June 27, 2014
Hood fell into the Jazz's lap like Exum did
My understanding, Jazz were actively trying to trade up to acquire Rodney Hood, fell in their lap at 23. #NBADraft— Ben Anderson (@BenKFAN) June 27, 2014
Hood seems like a great guy:
Rodney Hood mentioned his time at the Boys & Girls Club, dreamed of being a big brother. Imagine he has a chance to give back. #NBADraft— Ben Anderson (@BenKFAN) June 27, 2014
Rodney Hood fighting back tears as he talks about coming from a small town in Mississippi and making it to the NBA. pic.twitter.com/VQECxyRxtk— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) June 27, 2014
Hood's Twitter: https://twitter.com/rodneymhood
Hood's IG: http://instagram.com/hoodie5
Exum is a bit of a mystery. My_lo had this to say about him
USA Today did a nice article on Exum the day before the draft The article talks about why Exum did not play college. ball, It is like were drafting a kid straight out of high school. Exum's dad, Cecil played on the 1982 North Carolina Championship team with Michael Jordan. The article also addresses why he only worked out for three teams. (not the Jazz)
Here is a quote about how Exum's stock began to rise:
In April 2013, the then-17-year-old Exum put on a show at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., scoring 16 points and stealing some of the spotlight from the big-name players also participating in one particular game — which also featured likely top-10 picks Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle.
Then came the FIBA Under-19 World Championships last summer, in Prague. Hampered by an ankle injury, he played his worst game against the United States — seven points 11 minutes of action — he still averaged more than 17 points per game during the tournament.
"He really stepped out and had a great tournament," Fraschilla said. "I was there, watched him play. I don't remember any NBA general manager there. Basically, just scouts — very, very few decision-makers.
Dante's scouting video from Draft Express
Dante's interview before he was drafted
Dante being selected by the Utah Jazz
Welcome Dante Exum!
BTW Dante has a whole bunch of Foot Locker commercials. So cool to have a player that is recognized!!
List of more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmu7UqAyC5E - Fan mail feat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhctN-AC7Ho- Dorky neighbor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZaZKjwX7Ts- reservation feat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMLQUYVMsrw- 'Paparazzi" feat
Last but not least :
2014 NBA Draft. KOC, Quin, Dennis and team at work. pic.twitter.com/5688vHm6aK— Greg Miller (@GregInUtah) June 27, 2014
Who decides everyone in the FO has to wear matching outfits? Do they put on the outfit at home, or after they get to the PF? So many q's.— moni (@monilogue) June 27, 2014
Answer Moni's question :)
How did the Jazz do in this draft? Are you excited about our picks?