HoopsHype Walt Perrin rumors
But Jazz officials say Smart’s absence from the team’s pre-draft workouts is not for a lack of trying on the team’s part. "I have talked with Marcus’ agent probably three or four times before I called him the night of the tweet," Jazz Vice President of Player Personnel Walt Perrin said. "So he knows we have interest in Marcus." Salt Lake Tribune
Aaron Falk: Walt Perrin isn't concerned about not having Marcus Smart in yet for a workout. "We know Marcus. We met with him in Chicago. We've got multitudes of tapes to look at. There's no concern. If we like him at 5 and he doesn't come in, we still take him." Twitter @tribjazz
Tony Jones: With that thinking, Jazz FO man Walt Perrin is confident that Noah Vonleh can come in and play along side Favors, with no issues. Even if Vonleh isn't a starter, FO thinks he can come in and instantly make the Jazz' regular rotation because of rebounding and defense Twitter @Tjonessltrib
Aaron Falk: Jazz VP of player personnel Walt Perrin: "Is this draft going to be similar to the year that LeBron and Carmelo and Dwyane Wade [were drafted]? I don't think so. I don't know if anything ever lives up to the hype... But is it going to be a better draft than we've had in the past? It can be."" Twitter @tribjazz
Aaron Falk: Jazz VP of player personnel Walt Perrin: "Franchise players. All-Stars. That's what we're looking to get. But we also understand that we need depth." Twitter @tribjazz
Brian T. Smith: Walt Perrin, #UtahJazz VP of player personnel, continues to come up as possible replacement GM. Would be internal promotion, though. Twitter
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