Jazz show off draft picks, but growth must come from within

Utah Jazz draft picks Trey Lyles, left, and Oliver Hanlan hold their jerseys during a news conference Friday, June 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The NBA basketball team added Lyles and Hanlan to the roster during Thursday's draft, but general manager Dennis Lindsey’s work isn’t done yet. The Jazz could be active in free agency to make a push into the playoffs, but internal growth from a young roster is the key to taking the next step. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz introduced draft picks Trey Lyles from Kentucky and Olivier Hanlan from Boston College during a Friday news conference.

The draft is an optimistic time of adding young players who teams hope will be significant contributors in the future.

But the Jazz have work to do. They had the sixth-best win percentage after the All-Star break and missed the playoffs, something they want to change.

Lyles and Hanlan aren’t likely to provide that push as rookies.

Free agency is on the horizon, but the biggest strides the Jazz will make must come from players already on the roster.

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