The Utah Jazz are trying to trade up with the Detroit Pistons to get the eighth pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, according to the Salt Lake Tribune's Brian T. Smith. And the Jazz might be doing so to snag BYU's Jimmer Fredette.
The Jazz, thin at point guard behind Devin Harris, have long been linked to Fredette, who became a national sensation while at BYU. But Utah likely won't be able to take Fredette with the No. 12 pick it currently has, as most mock NBA Drafts have him coming off the board earlier, perhaps to the Sacramento Kings at the No. 10 slot; Tom Ziller's mock NBA Draft from Thursday morning had Fredette falling to No. 12 and Utah, but that preceded this afternoon's three-way trade that sent the No. 10 pick to Sacramento.
Hollywood narratives probably wouldn't have Fredette staying in the Beehive State to play with the Utah Jazz just yet, but Salt Lake City's Jazz fans would be excited to learn that their team snagged a dynamic young guard to go with their interior tandem of Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors.
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