Utah entered the 2011-12 NBA season with mixed expectations, but the Jazz are on the verge of making the playoffs and things will get even better next year as the team has two first round draft choices and that should help with their lack of depth in the back-court.
Gordon Hayward was moved from small forward to shooting guard during this season and the move has helped the Jazz down the stretch, but the team needs to find more depth and a point guard that can lead this team into the future.
The latest mock draft experts have Utah taking Kendall Marshall from North Carolina with their first pick. Marshall was hurt in the NCAA Tournament and is not an ideal scorer, but he makes everyone around him better and the young Jazz team needs a floor leader.
Another option is Damian Lillard from Weber State. Lillard was more of a scorer in college, but he has good ball handling skills and would make Utah a better team next season. With three years of experience in college, the youngster averaged over 24 points and four assists this past season and has moved himself into a top 15 pick this year.
Utah will have several options with their second pick in round one, but another guard would allow Hayward to move back to the three spot and give the Jazz one of the best front-courts in the NBA, but until this team finds a confident floor leader, there is little chance they will get better than a seventh or eighth seed in the Western Conference.