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NBA Mock Draft: Utah Jazz Select Jamal Murray After Deal With Suns, Celtics

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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 2016 NBA Mock Draft, with SLC Dunk discussing their trade and selection of Jamal Murray

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #4 -- Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky

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

Having to part with Gordon Hayward is tough. But the trade allows for Hayward, in his prime at 26 years old, to go to the best team of the three and play in games that matter immediately. (A longer breakdown of the reasons to #FreeHayward will be presented on our blog.) Phoenix and Utah both recognize the futility of trying to be good when the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, and Oklahoma City Thunder are already great. A real youth movement that targets when the West will be open for a new power starts with having assets who will be at their best when that vacuum exists.

Utah did this while better aligning their roster towards the talented but untested ‘24 year old and under' core of (from oldest to youngest) Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, Rodney Hood, Rudy Gobert, Raul Neto, and Trey Lyles. Selecting Jamal Murry brings in a talented and exciting 19 year old combo guard who will excel in Quin Snyder's ball-sharing, dynamic offensive system. Playing with Exum, Hood, and Burks will result in a headache for the opposing team. At least two of those four should be on the court all game long. The long-term results of this move will justify trading fan favorite Hayward.

Ridiculous Upside analysis: For the Jazz, this trade might could definitely be seen as a negative in regards to the 2016-17 season, as Hayward stands as one of the best forwards in the NBA. However, the addition of Jamal Murray should definitely help a Jazz team that have struggled offensively over the past few years. And like Amar mentioned, he should be a great fit in Quin Snyder's pass-heavy offense.

1) Philadelphia 76ers: BEN SIMMONS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: BRANDON INGRAM

3) Phoenix Suns (From Boston): DRAGAN BENDER

4) Utah Jazz (From Phoenix): JAMAL MURRAY

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