Unfortunately, fate—or in this case, the lottery—was a cruel mistress. The Jazz had the fourth-worst record in the league and a 10.4 percent chance of landing the top pick, but they wound up at No. 5.
Management is faced with a difficult decision there, as players' futures become a lot harder to forecast after the consensus top four of Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Dante Exum.
Utah will have options aplenty with the first selection after that group and plenty more when it's on the clock again at No. 23—a pick which was acquired from the Golden State Warriors last summer.
This slideshow is an endeavor to explore some of those options and will be organized into two groups. The first five slides will cover some options available to Utah at No. 5, while the next five will focus on who might be available at No. 23.