Jan Vesely of the Czech Republic is very, very good, talented and a tough
determined talent...If we could get this guy, think Tony Allan, with scoring
@KakashiU forgot one thing...... Perry Jones and Harrison Barnes
dropped out of the draft week ago!
One thing I forgot to add about Bismack Biyombo. He's only 18 years old and
won't turn 19 until August 28th. That makes him younger than Favors.In my opinion, Bismack is a very different player than Millsap. With his
incredible athleticism and reach, he plays more like center and will be able to
defend bigger players that, at times, have caused Millsap fits. Though only
slightly taller than Paul, Biyombo is more explosive in and around the paint and
doesn't back down from taller, heavier players.Bismack does have
some deficiencies. He doesn't have much of an outside shot, doesn't pass all
that well and shoots only 53% from the foul line. However, because of his work
ethic, I believe Biyombo will be able to remedy those problems within a couple
of years.It will take some time for Bismack to adjust to the style
of play in the NBA but his upside potential makes him a reasonable risk at 6.
The Jazz could do a lot worse.
i hope they trade both the 6th and 12th picks...for next year's draft...think
about it..having 3 lotto picks..on a loaded draft...we could get Perry Jones and
Harrison Barnes plus a PG...
I agree that Tobias Harris may be a sleeper, he sounds pretty good and he's one
of the youngest players in the draft.Givony, for Draft Express, thinks the
Jazz are interested in Donatas Montajunas, 7'0 PF with great offensive skills, I
just worry about his motor, defense and rebounding. He is only 20 yrs old
though.Watched some more video on Jonas yesterday, he looked better than I
remmember, he could be good.I too think Jimmer would be a pretty safe
pick, he is more than just a shooter, and I'll be real surprised if he doesn't
show well at the combine.
Millsap is basically Biyombo. But with Millsap you know what you have and you
also have improving offense. Biyombo is not any taller than Millsap (maybe and
inch). He might have 2 or 3 inches in reach but Millsap is getting better and
extending his range. Biyombo will have to dial back in the NBA just
like Millsap has in order to stay out of foul trouble. Further, NBA PFs will
still shoot over him. Kantor could replace Okur. The
Jazz need SFs and SG/PGs who can shoot. They can dumpster dive for defensive
guards who can't shoot. They have GS's pick next year and that draft
will be loaded. Tobias Harris may be a sleeper. I was not impressed
with Leonard in college. Knight should be a safe pick. I think Jimmer is a much
better risk than many. There is at lot of risk once you get past the first 5
picks. With Sloan gone is will be surprised if the Jazz pick another
project big. There is no need unless you are planning on trading AJ or Millsap
in 2 years.The Jazz need good wings next year, especially if AK is
The Jazz will manage to waste whatever picks the ping pong balls offer.
Look at Adam Morrison. 28.4 ppg as a junior and people (and I) thought that he
was going to be a all star and superstar. We were wrong.But I see a sixth man of the year award for Jimmer
As for my earlier comment about Bismack Biyombo, if the Jazz can stash him
overseas for a season or two (to let him develop) it doesn't really affect their
Power Forward situation.As I understand it, Bismack is still under
contract with his current team, though I do believe the buyout is fairly
reasonable (one million dollars?). If the Jazz draft him and decide to bring him
over this upcoming season, it means they are likely going to trade away one of
Here's another Ute fan who believes the Jazz should take Fredette with their
12th pick.Why?Jimmer's a tremendous outside shooter and
has the ability to create his own shot. He also has a high basketball IQ. If
there is anyone in the upcoming draft that can adapt to the NBA, it's Jimmer
Fredette.Besides ... at 12, he's about as good a choice as anyone
else likely to be left on the board at that point. And if for some reason he
doesn't mesh into the Jazz system, trading him shouldn't be a problem.
Superstar?!?!?!?!U mean Jimmer in the same level as Derrick Rose,
Kevin Durant, and Lebron James!!!U people r crazy!!!
3rd round? It would be smarter if you try to learn something about
the NBA draft before you post
I don't respond to trolls. Can't argue with closed minds. So, I don't try.I'll reiterate: the only college player in the draft this year that has
ANY possibility of becoming an NBA superstar is Jimmer.All you have
to do to see this is to have watched ALL of his games. Doing so lets you see
patterns and what kinds of things he's capable of doing.His
so-called lack of defense was by design. No one else on the team could score
consistently. So, Jimmer was protected from fouling out by minimizing his
defensive efforts.In spite of that, he still came in 4th in career
steals at BYU. THAT can't be done by someone who can't defend, IMO.Every team that passes on drafting Jimmer will in short time (a year or two)
realize that they missed out on a superstar.The kid is focused and
has never failed at any level in his basketball life.
If the Jazz were to draft Biyombo it would mean they would try to move Paul or
Big Al, Big Al's defense is poor, Paul's size causes him problem on D.
if utah somehow gets a top three pick, they should use it on Derrick Williams.
He's athletic, has good size, and a great shooter, a great pick if jazz are
getting rid of Kirilenko. Then take Alec Burks (Colorado) for the second pick
because he has great length for a guard and knows how to score. Best comparison
for Williams- Michael Beasley and Burks- Evan Turner.Biyombo would
be a good pick too, but we're stacked on PF's. Biyombo intangibles are not good
enough to play the SF
Can the jimer dunk?
Another Ute fan here that wouldn't mind getting Jimmer with our 2nd pick.
Contrary to what some folks have been preaching, I believe he has the potential
to be a 20+ point scorer in the NBA. The guy has range...yes, maybe a bit of a
tweener, but his basketball IQ is off the charts...he will adapt, and his
defense will improve. As far as their first pick, I agree if Biyombo is there,
we should take him. The guy is a beast. I say if we are lucky and get at least
the fifth pick, take Walker or Knight. One of them should be available, and we
need a starting point guard for the future. Yes, Irving for sure if we got the
Defense and rebounding win Championships! Jimmer does neither, drafting him
perhaps in the 2nd or 3rd round would be smarter.
I'd love to see the Jazz get Jimmer with the 12th pick, with the 6th pick I have
several picks that would be OK with me, Vesely as a long, tall, 3 man, would be
a good choice, Leonard as an athletic, long, defensive 3 would be OK, he is
working on his shot and is looking good. They could take Knight with the 6th
pick and then they wouldn't pick Jimmer but if they don't take Knight with the
6th pick I'd hope they take Jimmer at 12. As far as a big man is
concerned, I love Biyombo, I think he can be a star. The other big man that
could be a nice choice is Jonas, I watched some more video of him yesterday and
he was more impressive than I remembered. As a sleeper at the 12 pick I
kinda like Tobias Harris, a talented, versatile 3 man from Tenn. It will be
interesting to see what happens.
Ted H. - not sure how you feel it is OK to call people you don't even know
classless and say that you "hate" them. Is that what you learned when
you went there? Certainly not what I learned there as a grad student.
The Jazz need to forget drafting a big man. They need to spend both picks on
shooters or a least a point guard.If Jimmer is there at #12 you take
UU32 - Yes from what I've seen you seem to be a great Utah fan. Unlike you,
there are several byu haters who think they are so clever that they've pretend
to be BYU fans only to say something ridiculous, hoping to paint BYU fans as
foolish.Childish you say? I know. Sad to see them represent your
university in such a way. whatsinitforme is one of these ute gems who
unfortunately for good fans such as yourself sure makes Max Hall look spot on.
whatsinit said "Jimmer is the only possible future superstar in
the draft" hoping to paint all BYU fans as foolish. Don't worry though
UU32, I won't assume that all Utah fans are classless drunks(I have seen you
are better than that). Just those who pretend to be BYU fans.
Ted H - Am I missing somethign here? Whatsinitforme said that he thinks Jimmer
will be a "possible superstar". Sensitive much?If Jimmer
is there at 12 - the Jazz should grab him. Jersey sales alone make this an
excellent pick. He offers something the Jazz desperatly need -- outside
shooting. He will adapt his game to the NBA. He played the way he did at BYU
because he HAD to for his team to win. Beyond Jackson Emery and Brandon Davies -
he didn't have much to go to. On the Jazz he'd have plenty of options. He also
wouldn't have the pressue of starting right away. I would not of said this a few
months ago, but now I say go with the Jimmer. Oh and Ted H. -- I'm a Ute.
Whatsinitforme,I'm happy all things BYU upset you. I love knowing
that with each of the 30+ wins BYU basketball had this year you curled tighter
into the fetal position praying that coach Rose would take the offer.WhatsInItForme(and countless others), proving max right one comment at a
time.Will be interesting to see who the Jazz land. Not that I'm
convinced Jimmer will be a great NBA player, but I'd love to see the Jazz land
him just to see you and other utes go into a tizzy.
Jimmer a future superstar??? Get real. That has exactly 0 percent chance of
happening. He is too small to play point guard in the nba, and way too small to
play shooting guard. He may be an average backup point guard, but that is it. He
plays no defense. Bad pick unless it is in the second round.
I think Biyombo could be a good pick, but only AFTER securing Jimmer. Biyombo
doesn't strike me as a future superstar, but maybe an all-star. Jimmer, on the
other hand, is the only possible future superstar in the draft.
Who cares how the Jazz do in the lottery? They're just going to blow their pick
on a slow, white Eastern European center whose last name starts with a K anyway.
After doing a little research, I have to admit, I would be willing to see the
Jazz gamble on Bismack Biyombo. True, they don't need any more power forwards
but from what I have read and seen in online videos has convinced me he could be
a real stud in a year or two.The only way I can see the Jazz
drafting a guard is if they happen to hit the lotto and win one of the top 3
positions; otherwise I'd like to see them take a serious look at drafting
Bismack at 6 and a guard at 12.Bismack physical stats are: 7'7"
wingspan, despite measuring only 6-7 3/4" without shoes; weight 243 pounds.
He's also extremely athletic, think Jeremy Evans with a much bigger frame.The guy has a reputation for being an enforcer in and around the paint
and will push himself to the point of sheer exhaustion when he plays. When was
the last time we have seen that kind of work ethic in a Jazz player?Bismack's worth the gamble.
In My Humble Opinion | 1:41 p.m. May 16, 2011South Jordan, UTHere's
hoping the Jazz win the lottery -- with their own pick. Not with KOC
going. We all seen how is face looked the year we got Deron.
Here's hoping the Jazz win the lottery -- with their own pick.
Have a hard time believing the Jazz draft 2 more bigs as that mock has them
doing. Favors, Jefferson, Millsap. Pretty clear this team is hurting for help
at the guard positions.