Marcus Smart is emerging as a serious consideration for Utah with the fifth pick, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). This comes as a surprise since Smart never worked out for Utah.
The Oklahoma State point guard would have been one of the very top picks in the 2013 Draft had he gone pro, but he stayed in school and had a disappointing follow-up campaign. Still, Smart could find his way into the top five after averaging 17.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 4.7 APG, and 2.8 SPG in 32.5 minutes per contest last season.
The Jazz have been trying to move up to the No. 1 pick in order to land top target Jabari Parker. However, they’re not alone in trying to land the selection as the Sixers are making a strong push for it themselves. Of course, the Cavs might spurn all of the offers in front of them and use the selection themselves for Andrew Wiggins or Parker.