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jayC
06-28-2005, 02:45 PM
Jazz deal three first-round picks for Blazers' No. 3 choice
June 28, 2005
CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz acquired the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft, sending the Portland Trail Blazers their No. 6 and No. 27 choices Tuesday.

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The teams announced the trade hours before the draft was to begin. The Jazz also gave Portland the first-round selection Utah received from Detroit in a trade for point guard Carlos Arroyo.

The Jazz struggled at the position while winning just 26 games last season and brought in Illinois guard Deron Williams for a workout last week. Wake Forest's Chris Paul was another possible pick for the Jazz, although he did not work out for the team.

"Our mission was to make optimum use of the third pick overall," Blazers president Steve Patterson said. "We were able to move down only three spots and gain two additional first-round picks. This trade will allow us to continue doing what we started last year, stockpiling young talent."

Patterson added the team was not necessarily finished talking to other teams about deals.

Utah had the third, 34th and 51st picks entering the draft. The Blazers also had the 35th overall selection.

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LRB
06-28-2005, 03:48 PM
Can this article be any more confusing? It's seems to contradict itself.


The Utah Jazz acquired the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft, sending the Portland Trail Blazers their No. 6 and No. 27 choices Tuesday.

Looks like Jazz are getting #3 pick form Blazers according to the above.


Utah had the third, 34th and 51st picks entering the draft. The Blazers also had the 35th overall selection.


Now it looks like the Jazz already had the #3 pick. Whoever wrote this needs to go back to grammar school. I would expect a lot more out of any professional journalist.

alby
06-28-2005, 05:25 PM
That means portland has 3 picks in the first round, right?

Finley4ever
06-28-2005, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by: alby
That means portland has 3 picks in the first round, right?

No, Portland only has the 6 and 27 this year, as well as a future first.

#1MavsFan
06-28-2005, 06:32 PM
Looks like they're going to reach for Deron, IMO Paul would be the much better pick but they havn't even worked him out yet.

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