Source: Salt Lake Tribune
The Jazz added Kevin Murphy.
And possibly Mo Williams.
Utah spent the initial four hours of the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday quietly watching and waiting, then finally selected Murphy — a 6-foot-7, 185-pound shooting guard from Tennessee Tech — with the No. 47 overall pick in the second round.
"I'm just blessed to be picked," said the 22-year-old Murphy, who admires former second-round pick Paul Millsap but acknowledged all he knows about the state of Utah is it's "up there in the mountains, somewhere."
The Jazz previously lost a potential first-round lottery pick to Golden State, which selected North Carolina's Harrison Barnes at No. 7.
If Utah had received the pick, it could have taken Duke's Austin Rivers, Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb, North Carolina's Kendall Marshall and Washington's Terrence Ross, all of whom were chosen soon after Barnes.
Instead, the Jazz's lone addition was a small-college guard with a quick release whose statistics improved all four seasons.
"We just took the highest guy [on our draft board]," said O'Connor, at the Jazz's draft party inside EnergySolutions Arena.
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