Notable Second Round Picks By Utah Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz will not make a selection in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft after trading the 23rd pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Mike Conley.
They picked up Conley after sending Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen and a future first round pick along with the 23rd pick.
The Jazz will have the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft.
Here are some notable players taken in the second round by the Utah Jazz:
2010 – Jeremy Evans, 55th Overall
Evans spent five seasons with the Jazz, averaging 3.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and shot 57 percent from the field. He won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2012.
2006 – Paul Millsap, 47th Overall
Millsap played seven seasons in a Jazz uniform and posted 12.4 points, 7 rebounds and shot 51.6 percent from the field. He went on to have four All-Star appearances while playing for the Atlanta Hawks. Millsap finished his second season with the Denver Nuggets.
2005 – C.J. Miles, 34th Overall
Miles was with the Jazz for seven seasons. He recorded 8.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, while shooting 32.9 percent from downtown. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies from the Toronto Raptors last season. Miles has played for Cleveland and Indiana before joining the Raptors.
2003 – Mo Williams, 47th Overall
Williams played his rookie season for the Jazz before signing as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was traded from the Bucks to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008, where he was named an All-Star in his first full season with the Cavaliers. He returned to Utah in 2012 as a part of a four-team trade that involved the Clippers, Mavericks and Houston Rockets, Williams was a member of the Clippers at that time. He last played in 2016 and has a career averages of 13.2 points and 4.9 assists per game. Williams posted 8.5 points and 3.5 assists in two seasons with the Jazz.
2001 – Jarron Collins, 53rd Overall
Collins played eight seasons with the Jazz, where he averaged 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. He went on to play for the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers before retiring in 2011. Collins is now an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.
1996 – Shandon Anderson, 54th Overall
Anderson spent three seasons with the Jazz, averaging 7.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. He played in the two NBA Finals appearances for the Jazz. In the 1998 Finals run, he posted 6.7 points and shot 51.5 percent from the field. He signed with the Houston Rockets in the next season and bumped his scoring average to 12.3 points per game, while starting in every game for the Rockets. Anderson went on to win his only NBA championship in 2006 with the Miami Heat, his final NBA season.
1993 – Bryon Russell, 45th Overall
Russell played nine seasons in a Jazz uniform and appeared in both NBA Finals series. He averaged 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 37.1 percent from downtown. Russell signed with the Washington Wizards in 2002 and then played for the Los Angeles Lakers with Karl Malone in 2004.
1987 – Billy Donovan, 68th Overall (Third Round)
The NBA switched to the two-round format in 1989. Donovan never played for the Jazz after being waived in November. He signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks and played in 44 games. Donovan went on to coach at Florida, winning two national championships in 2006 and 2007. He is currently the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
1982 – Mark Eaton, 72nd Overall (Fourth Round)
Eaton spent all 11 NBA seasons with the Utah Jazz. He averaged 6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. Eaton holds the Jazz’s franchise record for career blocks. He was an All-Star in 1989 and was named to the All-NBA Defensive First Team five times and won the Defensive Player of the Year twice. When he was picked by the Jazz in 1982, it was the second time he was drafted. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the fifth round in the 1979 draft. His No. 53 has since been retired by the Jazz.