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NBA Mock Draft: Utah Jazz Select Furkan Korkmaz After Trade With Memphis Grizzlies

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 subsequent selection of Furkan Korkmaz

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NBA Mock Draft #17 -- Furkan Korkmaz, Shooting Guard, Turkey

The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz have agreed to a trade. The Grizzlies will be trading the #17 pick to the Jazz in exchange for Shelvin Mack, #28 and #42 picks in this year's draft.

SB Nation's Utah Jazz blog, SLC Dunk ,explains their trade and subsequent pick:

There has to be a contingency when you trade away your best player. And for the Utah Jazz it was to double-down on the youth movement. With Gordon Hayward now in a Boston Celtics uniform there were very few specific reasons to keep around his Butler Bulldog teammate Shelvin Mack, especially not with Dante Exum and Jamal Murray both needing as much development time as possible. Trading Mack, and picks, for the #17 allowed the Jazz to get a wing prospect in the Turkish teen Furkan Korkmaz. He has a Hayward-ian game, but his development cycle better matches that of the rest of the Jazz core youth.

There's a lot of improvement that needs to happen with him, but as an 18 year old there's a lot of room to improve. Right now he is mostly an offensive player, but luckily he doesn't have years of bad defensive tendencies for Quin Snyder to untrain. His shooting, ball handling, and court vision will not replace what is lost with Gordon gone - but it's still a depth upgrade for a Jazz team that really needs it at guard. He could be one of the best players in this draft with time. With the moves Utah has made it's clear that time is on their side.

Ridiculous Upside analysis: After dealing Gordon Hayward, the Jazz are in need of another wing to put alongside Rodney Hood and Alec Burks. The selection of Furkan Korkmaz definitely helps, as the Turkish guard is a very versatile offensive weapon. For such a young prospect (turns 19 on June 27th), Korkmaz has an expansive offensive repertoire that's led by a quick perimeter stroke. Alongside that, he shows an ability to work as an on and off-ball cutter as well as solid court vision.

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

5) Denver Nuggets (from Minnesota) : BUDDY HIELD

6) New Orleans Pelicans: KRIS DUNN

7) Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver): DENZEL VALENTINE

8) Sacramento Kings: JAYLEN BROWN

9) Toronto Raptors: MARQUESE CHRISS

10) Milwaukee Bucks: DEYONTA DAVIS

11) Sacramento Kings (From Orlando): TIMOTHE LUWAWU

12) Utah Jazz: JAKOB POELTL

13) Denver Nuggets (from Phoenix): SKAL LABISSIERE

14) Chicago Bulls: WADE BALDWIN

15) Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver): HENRY ELLENSON

16) Boston Celtics: DOMANTAS SABONIS

17)  Utah Jazz  (from Memphis) : FURKAN KORKMAZ

18) Detroit Pistons:

19) Phoenix Suns (from Denver):

20) Indiana Pacers:

21) Atlanta Hawks:

22) Charlotte Hornets:

23) Utah Jazz (from Boston):

24) Philadelphia 76ers:

25) Los Angeles Clippers:

26) Philadelphia 76ers:

27) Toronto Raptors:

28)  Memphis Grizzlies (from Utah Jazz) :

29) San Antonio Spurs:

30) Golden State Warriors: