It has been a bit of a whirlwind night for the Jazz who have had a very active draft. From their earlier trade from the Knicks Utah had the 38th pick but that appears to have moved to Detroit as part of the Tony Bradley trade.
Lee goes to the Pistons as part of the Tony Bradley trade. https://t.co/p8Jj8xLpup— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
But the Jazz just made another pick at 39 and have selected Elijah Hughes from Syracuse.
Hughes is headed to the Jazz, per source. https://t.co/NFeCnVI23C— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
It appears that Utah is sending a future pick for Hughes. We’ll see what those picks end up being but for now it appears the Jazz have improved their scoring ability.
New Orleans is getting a future pick in the deal with Utah at No. 39 and another future pick from Charlotte for the deal at No. 42, source says.— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) November 19, 2020
Some quick notes on Hughes. He’s a polished scorer with some impressive numbers and pretty good size.
2019: 19.0 PPG, 3.4 APG, 4.9 RPG. His final season at Syracuse he shot 34% from three.
Career Stats: 13.5 PPG, 2 APG, 3.8 RPG
Body Fat: 10.20%
Hand L: 8.50
Hand W: 8.75
Height no shoes: 6’4.75’’
Height shoes: 6’6.50’’
Standing Reach: 8’5.50’’
Hughes will have a chance to have an impact for Utah with his size and scoring ability. Hughes’ jumpshot looks really polished and if he can develop with Utah he could be a real steal.
Also, just looking at this jumpshot gets me excited.