7. Utah Jazz select Cody Williams
Williams has not played since Dec. 3 because of a wrist injury, but his first seven games with Colorado were outstanding. He averaged 14.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.9 steals in 28.0 minutes per game while shooting 62.3 percent from the field and 60.0 percent on his 3-point tries.
The 6’8 wing has the size and athletic ability NBA teams want. He can defend multiple positions and is eager to match up with the opposition’s top scorer. Williams' defense should be a plus at the next level, and his offensive game continues to improve. Colorado has given him more playmaking opportunities, which has increased his draft stock.
Williams is the younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder wing Jalen Williams, who continues to blossom in the NBA. The current Colorado wing is a bit of a late bloomer with massive upside. He is solidifying himself as a top-ten selection and should return in January to cement his status.
The Utah Jazz need guards and wings as they continue to build out their roster around Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler. Cody Williams could be the perfect fit, especially if he blossoms into a lockdown defender, secondary playmaker, and plus shooter.