Thursday’s NBA Draft represents a starting point for the Utah Jazz and what figures to be one of the busiest offseasons in franchise history.

As for the Jazz’s top summer priority, well, that would be a starting point, also.

But while the Jazz, who own picks 14, 21 and 46, are widely expected to choose at least one point guard, a thin market and a potentially shape-shifting draft order could complicate matters.

The team watched its three point guards walk out of the locker room and into free agency in April, leaving no one to get the ball to the young nucleus the team seems committed to building around.

In the past month, nearly all of the top point guard prospects in the draft visited Salt Lake City to audition for the Jazz in pre-draft workouts. One by one, players such as Dennis Schroeder, the long but raw German, worked out. The Jazz looked at C.J. McCollum and Michael Carter-Williams — who could both be gone by the time they pick — Shane Larkin, Trey Burke and Isaiah Canaan, among others. Only Michigan’s Burke, who is considered a top-eight pick, did not work out for the Jazz.

"We don’t have any under contract," said Walt Perrin, the Jazz’s vice president of player personnel. "But that doesn’t necessarily mean if we draft a point guard he’s coming in to be the starter anyway."

And that’s the biggest question facing the Jazz: Will any point guard they can obtain at 14 or 21 be enough of a difference maker to justify the pick?

The Jazz have former lottery picks at almost every position: Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks on the wing, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter in the post. A rookie point guard would complete the five, but would leave the Jazz with little in the way of proven leadership.

The free agent point guard market is slim, with the best young options — Jeff Teague and Brandon Jennings — restricted, meaning their current teams have the option to match any offer.

The Jazz have not found the right fit at point guard since the Deron Williams trade in 2011, and by the end of last season did not have one on the roster younger than 30. Mo Williams, Earl Watson and Jamaal Tinsley are all unrestricted free agents.