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Published: Thursday, June 24 2010 9:00 p.m. MDT

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NOt sure how this guy really operates but on the youtube shows he is much more coordinated than awkward Aldrich. Very high scoring percentage so he must be active in the key on offense. Good job Jazz looks like they have a plan, perhaps this man spells the end to a painful Koufos era in Utah.

Red Barchetta

Big Man??? what a Joke! Not a happy day as a Jazz fan!!

Chuck Nunn

If Evans isn't the second coming of AK athletically, this draft will be a BIG disappointment. SO many other players the Jazz could have picked ... I'm stunned, really.


And end to the Koufus/Fesenko era i hope, too. i can't believe the jazz can't find a decent big man and settle for Koufs and Fez at the middle. those two are the absolute worst big men i have ever seen! they can't even score at garbage time


If KOC isn't the dumbest gm in all of sports who is?


196 lbs is not a post player in the NBA. He looks like another SF if he makes it at all.

I can live with Hayward but this pick on the surface makes less sense than Sutton last year.

Are the Jazz going to run and gun with a small line up?

This guy can't shoot outside. Can't dribble. He has a dated profile at draft express.

I had limited faith in the Jazz drafting before tonight. Now I expect them to dork up.

They need to sell the picks and go do something they are good at. Or better yet trade the picks for established players.


After a deep breath or ten, I can accept Hayward. You're not getting a superstar at 9 unless miracles happen. You have to trust KOC evaluated him as better than Babbitt in spite of every measurable being in Luke's favor, or Henry & George. The available bigs were a dog's breakfast, grab bag, and a big drop from Cuzz, Monroe & Udoh.

But this Evans kid just won't make it thru summer league at 196lbs.

I hope the Jazz have already called Scheyer, Elijah & that center from Cornell.


Maybe "Flash Gordon" will play for the flash.


Now the draft is over the Jazz management can get down to doing what they do best, which finding undrafted talent to fill the roster. Lets look for the next Wes Mathews!!!!

Large Tuna

Ed Davis and Pattrick Patterson are hardly "a dog's breakfast". Patterson is basically Milsap with a 3pt shot. Not only did we NOT take him to make our team worse but we let him slip to a rebuilding team in the west and helped them get better.

I can't believe O'connor drafts a 2-year project for the 9th pick and then tells the fans to wait around to see if he's right. You dont waste the 9th pick of the draft, that you've been waiting to use for 6 years, to get a 2 year project when you clearly have other needs.

These two picks will get knocked over when breathed on.



Doug loves the moves


Doug, go back to bed


This is what will happen:

Gordon will sit "on the pine" as 9th thru 12th man next to Ty Corbin and Phil Johnson most of the year

SLoan has done it again...

Any one thinks every move the Jazz make does not go through SLoan needs to go see the "rock" and see "what he is cooking"


I wonder if Zoubek from duke gets an invite to the jazz summer camp or the cornell kid.


I don't follow college basketball that closely, so I'm not going to assess the picks.. but a guy who shoots 63%, thats impressive!

I think when you are at the bottom end of the second round you just look for some kind of stat that sticks out. Such as shooting a career 63% or leading the NCAA in rebounds every year.

If he's 198lbs, he shouldn't be listed as a big man. But he's only 22... he'll get stronger.


This pick even seems less inspired than the first round pick..


Hayward is Sloan's pick. However, he is also the whole Jazz management pick. Remember a couple of week ago how they all gushed about him.

Hayward has his strengths. He is okay. He probably will ride the pine or be in D-league for much of the year unless there are injuries.

I doubt if he can guard SGs in the NBA. He should be able to improve his lateral quickness with work.

Zoubek would have been a much better pick at 55 than Evans.

I guess it is time to just give up on the Jazz drafting and see who they dig up out of the dumpster.

How can they be so awful at drafting and really good at dumpster diving?


Plays for a small college and averages 10 points and 6 rebounds as a center/PF??? I don't care what his shooting % is when you don't have real competition and you only score 10 points!!! 190 pounds cant do anything in the NBA at PF or Center!!! They still had some legit 7 footers/shot blockers around in the 2nd round and they took this guy???

Come on guys, KOC has the worst draft record in the NBA! (and you cant screw up #3 when DW and CP are the only options) Maybe they should start drafting based on ESPN or fan voting, they would have a better track record! FYI, Everyone told the Jazz to pick Boozer with their late 1st round pick back in the day vs. some no name they traded. Nuff Said!


Hamady N'diaye: 6'11", 235 lbs. 7'6" wingspan. 39" vertical. 9.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 4.5 bpg and was named the Big East defensive player of the year. Drafted with the 26th pick of round 2, 1 spot behind the Jazz.

Jeremy Evans looks super athletic but is he really only 197 lbs. I'm a skinny guy but that is unreal. I'm shocked.

ER in AF

OUCH, Jesse. Ouch. I have to agree with your logic. Big East DPOY. We, I mean Boozer, could have really used that guy.


Anyone who says the Jazz are awful at drafting are just ignoring the facts. In the last 5 years very few teams have had better drafts when considering what # they were drafting.

In 05 the Jazz had the 6th overall pick, traded up and got arguably the best player in the draft. Plus they got CJ in the 2nd.

06 they drafted 2 of the top 10 players in the draft without having a pick in the top ten.

07 Jazz drafted to fill a need and Almond was a bust.

08 All of the picks were projects, but so far Tomic looks like a brilliant pick and Koufos and that Serbian guy are about to get their chance.

09 Maynor was a great pick and because the Jazz were able to sell him they didn’t have to get rid of any key pieces.

Like most Jazz fans I didn’t like the picks last night, but I’m still hopeful because recent history suggests Jazz brass knows what they’re doing.

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