NBA Mock Draft 2011: Jazz Take Derrick Williams With No. 3 Pick

With the No. 3 pick in the SB Nation 2011 NBA Mock Draft, Basketball John from our Utah Jazz blog SLC Dunk refused to look a gift horse in the mouth and took Arizona forward Derrick Williams. Here's his explanation.

Having Derrick Williams or Kyrie Irving fall to the Jazz somehow is what most Jazz fans are hoping for. My biggest fear for the Jazz this draft was winning the lottery and landing the third pick in a two-man draft. That's exactly what happened. While players like Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight and others will have solid NBA careers, Williams and Irving appear to be the two that have the best chance to become All-stars or at least All-star caliber players. That's something that the Jazz need as they rebuild.

The only issue with drafting Williams is that the Jazz already have a glut of players at the four and five positions. That's a problem that Kevin O'Connor would like to have though. It's possible that Williams could play some at the three (as he's been insisting). What it would likely lead to though the trade of one of the Jazz big men for a wing.

I don't think Williams falls to the Jazz come Thursday but with David Kahn picking second, you never know.

Follow this StoryStream to see our entire SB Nation mock draft play out over the next couple days. See our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage.

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