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Published: Tuesday, June 22 2010 1:08 a.m. MDT

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Captain L

I will be happy if the Jazz draft Udoh or Davis, Udoh has a much more developed game right now but Davis probably has more potential.
On ESPN they had a players only mock draft where they asked players from each team who they think their team should draft. They asked Korver for the Jazz and he said Udoh. He would be my first choice but I like Davis too. Unless something unforeseen happens, I think one of those two should be available.
Both Udoh and Davis would accomplish the goal of drafting a PF that is taller,and longer with a defensive mind set and that can block shots. Both of these guys can be what we need.

TrueFan

In all honesty, if Udoh is available, and the Jazz pass on him, I'll be a bit bummed. Just saying.

I'm not a huge fan of Davis, Aldrich, Henry, or Hayward. Babbitt...he would be alright I guess. Aminu...I just wish he could shoot. Patterson...again, he would be alright.

I'd rather have Udoh though. He's the guy I want. I'm not going to hold out much hope though.

Chuck Nunn

Since Chad Ford's name was invoked, maybe it's OK to mention that the Jazz Oracle also is picking Ed Davis to go at No. 9 overall to the Utah Jazz in Thursday's draft. Juss sayin' ...

Anti Bush-Obama

I do not want Aminu. The last thing we need is another wing player that can't shoot.

Bugoff

The Jazz have some good options and a few distractions. It sounds like they will do okay. Udoh, Babbit, Davis and Henry have reasonable probabilities of being starters and fix needs. Aminu may be higher risk but he also has a lot of potential.

There is also a small chance a top name will fall enough.

Aldrich would not be the end of the world but I doubt if he is much better than Fes/Koufos with playing time.

mulrich

Please do not take Babbitt. We need defensive players, not shooters. The teams that win championships are those with strong defensive big men (Shaq, Duncan/Robinson, Wallace, etc). Babbitt will only magnify our weaknesses on the perimeter.

WYoJazzFan

I have long said we need a BIG shot blocker. If the brass can trade AK and or Boozer to get better pick that would be the epitome of the planets aligning. Or if we could do a trade that would gain more picks in the first round that would help also. Worse case scenario is stay pat take a big that will work hard and block some shots. I hope Memo is healthy for next season, Boozer (I am ok with keeping him for his offense, because he is not the best defensive player) or better yet AK gets traded and we make lots of room in the cap to get a desent FA. I like Aldrich for his size but we need Monroe more. Then we can get big upfront move Milsap to SF Korver to SG, with Memo at PF and the draftee at C. Or maybe there is a chance to make some trades and get something higher in the second round where we have more success.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz

I don't know why because I haven't seen that much of either of them but I like Udoh more than Davis.

I think its because UNC was terrible and Baylor had their best season ever. Winners in college seem to win in the pros.

Well I guess Boozer won a NC in college but he is still a loser. Maybe it doesn't always work but if we can't get Monroe I'm hoping for Udoh.

Portland Trail Blazers

yawn, noboady cares about the Jazz... Portland and OKC are the teams to watch, the Jazz are going nowhere...

areyouinthere

Portland...hehehehehehe

Captain L

Rumors are Detroit may take Udoh, if so Davis should be available.
Wall
Turner
Favors
Johnson
Cousins
Monroe
Udoh
Aminu
Davis
If we could get Udoh instead of Davis I would prefer that but I like Davis and would be happy with him.

YourMom

Don't take Cousins if he falls. He's a head case. I would pick Davis.

Portland Trail Blazers

We?

Why do you Jazz fans use words liek WE? Example: "We should draft Davis."

What have you Jazz fans done to use the word we? I didnt knwo all of you jazz fans were apart of the organization...

Just use, example: "the Jazz should draft Davis."

LKA

@ Portland Trail Blazers: Because WE feel like a part of the team. The Jail Blazers can use the word :BUST" as in Oden and Bowie..

BillM75

Cousins is the best big man prospect to come out in years. Davis is a good kid with some ability, but every expert also says "he's not ready to play."

Large Tuna

Portland drafted Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan, and Greg Oden over Kevin Durrant... you officially have zero room to talk about "us", end of story.

Buzz

HAHAHAAH.. yeah Portland... you best keep your trap closed.

LOL

byronbca

Re Portland:

Next time you criticize someone’s rhetoric you may want to have someone check your spelling, otherwise you look like a fool.

That being said if WE don’t trade up and Davis is available I think he’s the guy. But if WE stay at #9 WE need to try and get another pick in the first round. WE’re definitely going to be losing some key pieces this off-season.

BillM75

The experts all say Davis is a good kid, hard worker, some talent...and is not ready to play in the NBA. Taking him over Cousins would be worse than Bowie over Jordan.

As for Babbitt, it's a lot easier to teach a great offensive player defense than the other way around. See Eaton, Mark.

If Babbitt is BPA at 9, he should be picked as we need help everywhere. Boston didn't lose the Finals because of defense, they lost because Ray Allen went 3/14 in Game 7 while Kobe, Fish & Artest all hit big shots at the end.

Shaq & Duncan were also great offensive players. Ben Wallace was an anomaly on a flukey champ (albeit with two near-HOFers) and he was the best D player in the league by far those years.

There's also a lot more to D than raw block totals, which is why Whiteside will be such a bust. Just look at Thabeet & Manute Bol(RIP).

We need talented guys who try on D, not "good guys" who can't score. Got that already.

byronbca

Re Large Tuna:

Don't forget about Portland trading the #3 pick to Utah so they could draft Martell Webster. Thank you so much Portland! We owe you so much.

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