Re: Some thoughts on the Jazz draft situation
The Jazz have worked out 90 players in about six weeks — which ranks among the most in the NBA. They’ve watched even more — players like Marcus Smart and Dante Exum — in other settings. Earlier in the week, Smart made headlines by tweeting the Jazz aren’t interested in his services. When asked, Perrin said the franchise is not only interested, it wouldn’t hesitate to pick Smart, even without bringing him in for a workout. This is not without precedent. The Jazz last season traded for point guard Trey Burke on draft night without having worked him out individually.
"We’ve interviewed him, we’ve seen him a lot, so if we feel like he’s the best player on the board when we draft, we’ll take him," Perrin said of Smart. "We feel like he and Trey can play in the same backcourt. We’re definitely interested."
-- Salt Lake Tribune