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NBA Mock Draft: Utah Jazz trade for #22, draft Trey Lyles from Kentucky

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2015 NBA Mock Draft, with SLC Dunk selecting Trey Lyles from Kentucky following a trade.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #22 -- Trey Lyles, Forward, Kentucky

Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets make a trade:
BKN - 2015 #42 (UTA), 2017 1st (UTA), 2017 2nd (NYK), $3 million in cash considerations
UTA - 2015 #29 (BKN), Deron Williams

Utah Jazz and Chicao Bulls make a trade:
CHI - 2015 #29 (BKN), 2016 2nd (better of BOS or TOR), 2016 2nd (UTA), 2017 2nd (UTA), Trey Burke, Elijah Millsap
UTA - 2015 #22 (CHI), E'twaun Moore, Cameron Bairstow

SB Nation's Jazz blog, SLC Dunk, explains the pick & trade:

In a desperate attempt to move up into Kevon Looney range the Jazz needed a late 1st rounder, which they got in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets; and coupled that with a number of assets and went door to door trying to move up. Though Looney was not to be, Utah did find a willing trade partner in the Chicago Bulls. The Jazz moved the pick they got from the Nets, and a combination of players and future picks, for the #22 and some non-guaranteed players. This trade will be completed after Free Agency has begun.

Utah receives two players on non-guaranteed contracts back, E'twaun Moore and Cameron Bairstow - and will cut them both. Though, it wouldn't be awful for the Jazz to keep the power forward Bairstow, a fellow Aussie to Dante Exum and Joe Ingles. His sister also plays basketball at Utah State University. But the real prize here is the #22 pick. It's not the #19 that got Looney, but it did get the Jazz a very solid power forward prospect in Trey Lyles.

Lyles has that Carlos Boozer range and can be a floor spacing stretch big down the line. The Canadian bigman is also active on the offensive boards, and on a team that relies so much on 2nd chance points that will be appreciated. Trey runs the floor and finishes above the rim, but most importantly, knows how to pass and seems adept at it. Entering this draft I was focused on upgrading the bench bigman rotation from Trevor Booker, Jack Cooley, and Jeremy Evans. With #22 Lyles and #9 pick Myles Turner I think I've done just that.

1) Minnesota Timberwolves: KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: JAHLIL OKAFOR

3) Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia 76ers): D'ANGELO RUSSELL

4) New York Knicks: JUSTISE WINSLOW

5) Orlando Magic: WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN

6) Philadelphia 76ers (via Sacramento Kings): MARIO HEZONJA

7) Denver Nuggets: EMMANUEL MUDIAY

8) Boston Celtics (via Detroit Pistons): KRISTAPS PRIZINGIS

9) Utah Jazz (via Charlotte Hornets): MYLES TURNER

10) Philadelphia 76ers (via Miami Heat): STANLEY JOHNSON

11) Indiana Pacers: CAMERON PAYNE

12) Utah Jazz: DEVIN BOOKER

13) Miami Heat (from the 76ers via the Phoenix Suns): FRANK KAMINSKY

14) Oklahoma City Thunder: KELLY OUBRE

15) Atlanta Hawks: BOBBY PORTIS

16) Detroit Pistons (via Boston Celtics): JUSTIN ANDERSON

17) Phoenix Suns (via Milwaukee Bucks): MONTREZL HARRELL

18) Houston Rockets: JERIAN GRANT

19) Milwaukee Bucks (via Washington Wizards): KEVON LOONEY

20) Toronto Raptors: RONDAE HOLLIS-JEFFERSON

21) Dallas Mavericks: R.J. HUNTER

22) Utah Jazz (via Chicago Bulls): TREY LYLES

23) Portland Trail Blazers

24) Cleveland Cavaliers

25) Memphis Grizzlies

26) San Antonio Spurs

27) Los Angeles Lakers

28) Boston Celtics

29) Brooklyn Nets

30) Golden State Warriors

15) Atlanta Hawks

16) Boston Celtics

17) Milwaukee Bucks

18) Houston Rockets

19) Washington Wizards

20) Toronto Raptors

21) Dallas Mavericks

22) Chicago Bulls

23) Portland Trail Blazers

24) Cleveland Cavaliers

25) Memphis Grizzlies

26) San Antonio Spurs

27) Los Angeles Lakers

28) Boston Celtics

29) Brooklyn Nets

30) Golden State Warriors