to why:Please expound on all the players that were so much better than
almond. Almond was the 25th pick of the draft. The reality is very few people
are drafted that low and contribute immediately. In fact, I would be that most
players taken low don't spend a lot of time in NBA. Let's face it, for every
Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, Kirilenko, Milsap (anhy late 1st round or 2nd round
pick, there are a lot more that don't amount to much. May I refer you to you to
the last 2 drafts there is one contributer, Jordan Farmar, and alot of others
like Joel Feeland the last pick of the 1st round of 2006, doesn't show up as a
player in the NBA.
So where was Almond drafted at? Wasn'e he around 18 or so? I do not remember so
somebody please tell me the exact pick he was. I just remember cringing when he
was selected. I could not believe how dumb they were for doing it. There were so
many other players that were so much better than him. They wasted a draft pick
on him. I don't care if he can shoot the ball. The kid is not a player. he is a
shooter but not a player
The Jazz drafted Almond because he has a sweet shot, he's smart, and he seems to
have good character. there was nobody the Jazz brass thought would be any
better at that stage of the draft. All wise fans realize that nobody can
predict how draft picks will turn out. Seldom does a No. 1 to No. 3 draft
choice fizzle, but many players who are drafted in the first round don't work
hard enough to secure a long-time NBA career. Some players are good physically
but have low basketball IQ. Others are smart but just can't compete physically
at the NBA level. Still, Almond appears to have a great deal of offensive
talent. Redd, Arenas and Allen all play good enough defense to keep their men
from going nuts. If they didn't, no NBA team would want them (except for Isiah
Thomas, that is). Sloan Hater, your lack of logic is laughable. Sloan watches
all his players in every practice. If you don't play smart on defense in
practice, you won't suddenly change in a game. When I watched Almond in the
D-League, he was poor on defense and hardly passed at all.
The Jazz have a problem of too many good players. It is a nice problem to have
but is still a problem. Ronnie Price, CJ Miles, Morris Almond, Ronnie Brewer,
Kyle Korver, they all play more of the less the same position and they are all
good players. Mile and Almond have great potential and Price has come on as of
late. The Jazz do not need anyone from the draft, I think they should trade a
couple of these good players for a better backup to Okur (CJ Miles, Collins,
Hart, and Almond have to have some kind of trade value). The Jazz are in a nice
position but if they are not careful someone good may leave to be a more
integral part of another team. Im thinking particularly of Ronnie Brewer. The
kid has great numbers, is the most athletic player we have and only plays half
the game and he actually can defend. We need to be careful to keep Brewer.
Why did they draft Almond to begin with? That was one of the worst drafts
choices I ahve ever seen. There is really nothing that can be done now but I
hope they ship him out after this season is over and pick up someone that will
make more of a difference to the team. Can someone explain to me why they
drafted him in the first place? What did they see in him?
re: JazzFan4everI am tired of the Sloan drivel that you 'fans' spout
about certain players not being 'ready.' What are you talking about?
Please define for me when you can tell that a player is 'ready' ?? Please
educate me.How do you know a player is ready UNLESS he PLAYS? How
can you judge their talent and ability to defend UNLESS THEY PLAY?Sloan wants every player to play like he did. Poor offensive player that has
to compensate with 'Good' defense. Last I checked players like
Micheal Redd, Gilbert Arenas, and Ray Allen weren't recognized for their defense
BUT FOR SOME CRAZY REASON every NBA team would LOVE to have them on their
roster.Enough with the excuses on why you can't coach talent
Now that he is back with the Jazz, maybe Fesenko will cut back on his 2 to 3
pack a day smoking habit. No wonder he gets tired after five minutes on the
Almond is a smart kid and knows what he needs to work on and will. He justs
needs time on the court to develop and make the adjustments. That is why he is
in the D-league. He will have a nice Rocky Mtn Review this year and so will
CJ.There are alot of young players on the Jazz that don't have big egos
and have a strong work ethic. I can see these guys stickin around for awhile
plus they sense that the Jazz are a young and upcoming team that will have
several shots at a title over the next decade.
Almond is much more likely to huck up shots than he is to defend or run the
floor. I think Sloan is just calling a spade a spade like he always does.Almond is a great scorer but he doesn't look like he cares on defense.
Matt,I don't think that Sloan his classifying Almond as a player who
doesn't defend, I think he is pointing out two areas that he needs to work on:
defending, and running the floor. Obviously, if Almond were a complete player
he would be getting time with the Jazz, the fact that he isn't means he has
areas that need to improve. When has Sloan ever not said what he thought about
his players, or himself?
I'm tired of hearing about how CJ Miles didn't go to the Rocky Mountain review.
Didn't he go back to New York and work out with other NBA players? I also don't like how Sloan classifies Almond as a player who doesn't
Snow, snow, snow! Msg for Kirk Snyder: Christmas again because of the snow?
Stick around and let's see what kind of Christmas present the Jazz brought you
from UTAH where we too have snow this morning!
Get used to the snow, Kirk Snyder. This morning here in Orem the ground is also
covered with snow!
Ok we get the point CJ Miles should have played in the summer league. I agree
too, but how many times does it have to be said? He made a mistake, get over it
already. I see a good upside to his game and hope he stays with the team next
year. AND PLEASE CJ GO TO SUMMER LEAGUE THIS YEAR!!!