As the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame ridiculous odds and landed the No. 1 pick for the third time in four years, the Utah Jazz found itself among a handful of teams disappointed over losing the lottery.
Utah came in with a 10.4 percent chance to land the top pick. Cleveland had a 1.7 percent chance, and thanks to their ridiculous jump to the top, Utah was bumped down to No. 5.
That means they'll almost certainly miss out on the four prospects who've been talked about as potential No. 1s over the last several months: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Dante Exum.
Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey doesn't think all hope is lost, though:
Dennis Lindsey: "There’s several good players that will be selected even past 5 so we think that we have a great asset to improve the Jazz."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) May 21, 2014
And he's even hinted at possibly trying to move up:
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey said the team will perhaps try to aggregate picks 5, 23 and/or 35 to trade up.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) May 21, 2014
If they do hang on to the No. 5 pick, they'll have some great options.
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