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Old 06-13-2012, 04:49 AM   #82
Xiao Yao You
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Asked if he planned to bring any players to Utah for pre-draft workouts in the next two weeks, O'Conner hinted it was not priority.

"We've tried do our homework early on guys," he said. "We've interviewed them. We've seen them play. The biggest thing is to be prepared on every level and I think we will be."

Isn't that kind of unusual even without a 1st rounder?

Six teams own a pair first-round pick in the draft, which creates more trade talk than usual, O'Connor said.

Teams with two first-round picks include New Orleans (Nos. 1 and 10), Cleveland (Nos. 4 and 24), Portland (Nos. 6 and 11), Golden State (Nos. 8 and 30), Houston (Nos. 14 and 16) and Boston (Nos. 21 and 22).

O'Connor downplayed the possibility of the Jazz making a trade to get into the first round: "Everybody is going to be asking for the moon and the stars."

What they ask for and what they take are two different things. Why take a guy you're not that high on just because?

Referring to Utah's young nucleus of Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and Enes Kanter, O'Connor said. "... We've got four lottery picks from the last two years. So unless we find something we really like, we really don't want to disturb things too much."

-- Steve Luhm

Yeah you wouldn't want to get the pg you desperately need to pair with them.
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