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Published: Wednesday, May 18 2011 12:11 a.m. MDT

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Let's be reasonable
Belgrade, Serbia

OK, IMHO I think we need to pick up a good SF. Everyone is saying there are 2 maybe 3 good picks in the draft with a big fall off there-after.

I have wanted DWill the whole time and ran ESPN's mock draft machine thousands of times, each time hoping for a scenerio in which the Jazz get DWill. I actually think with us getting the 3-pick and Cleveland getting the 1 that we have a ligit shot at DWill.

Everyone is saying that Irving is the pretty boy. But if Cleveland takes him then they lose out on their 4 pick. Who would be availible? 2 more PG and Kawhi Leonard. So they take Leonand. But I think this is smarter: Take Kantor with the 1, Minn takes Irving and we get DWill. Then Cleve can take B Knight or Walker (Knight is better). So they get a great center and a great PG.

Who knows, but my 2 cents are for doing what it takes to get slasher SF to compliment the big guys in the middle we have, the shooter we have in Hayward and the power in the SF I hope Millsap is.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

What a waste if Jimmer ends up playing more years in the obscurity of the Wasatch Front. He's the kind of young man that should go somewhere where he can do some good for the Church, BYU and just be a good influence. You have enough Mormons there - spread the wealth!!!

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

I think Kanter and Jimmer on the Jazz would be terrific!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

So he gets every collegiate basketball award known to man, and they still can't come to terms with his value. It only adds more fuel to the fire.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

After all the rotten luck the Jazz had this past season, I'm still in shock that they actually moved up in the draft.

At six I would have been happy with Bismack Biyombo but now their field of potential picks has widened. Owning the 3rd pick will also bring the Jazz a bunch of offers (in the form of trades and other possible moves) that weren't available to them had they remained at six.

I like Kanter's abilities a lot but I've seen several pictures of him wearing knee bands, which makes me worry that all the talk about him having bad knees might just be true. The last thing the Jazz need is another guy missing a bunch of games due to injuries.

And I'm okay with the Jazz drafting Jimmer at twelve. If nothing else, it will certainly help bring in the BYU fans. And though I'm a Ute at heart, I don't mind tossing them a bone; especially if it means they bring more of their money and support to the Jazz.

BP
Salt Lake City, UT

Is Knight really not worth the 3rd pick? I mean, it seems like a 6-3 combo guard is exactly what the Jazz would need.

rogerdodger
Logan, UT

I will never go to or watch another Jazz game if they draft Jim Jim. Even if it is in the 2nd round

williary
Kearns, UT

Come on. Jazz have to take Knight at 3, as long as Williams doesn't get passed on by Minnesota. Favors, Jefferson and Millsap are just fine as your big rotation. Kantor and Favors both will be low-post guys, don't need both. And Favors is much more athletic.

Take Knight at #3. If Burcs from Colorado is still around at #12, grab him. Jazz are hurting at the guard line.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Somewhere in the world right now, Walker, Knight, and Williams are all on their knees praying that they won't have to live in Utah.

The Jazz will end up taking Kanter with the 3rd pick - he's a slow, white big man whose name starts with a K. There's something about doing that that's in the Jazz's bloodstream.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

Trade baby trade

send Bell and CJ and Price with the third pick and get the Jazz a proven inside entity.

Sorry Jazz I don't want to wait for the team to develop another 19 yr old. Pretend to be the Lakers and compete every year.

The Jazz have one of the top 5 payrolls in the NBA they may as well get some return for it.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

i'd trade Bell Price Harris + the 3rd and 12th pick for Felton and Gallinari denver's first and secound round picks.....

carver
Enterprise, UT

Don't everlook the Jimmers heart and passion!

vinman
Payson, UT

O'Connor knows what to do...Pick the best Athlete available. If that happens to be Kanter, oh well. If it's Knight or Williams should he be available, just more competition for jobs which always improves teams if the players are willing to commit to work.

As far as the 12th pick goes, don't waste a guaranteed contract on a one dimensional player like "He shall not be named" because what he's worth is more in line with a 2nd round pick than a first, although some lame GM will spend a first on him I'm sure. I think he will be lucky if he ge's drafted at 15. There are a lot of 6-4 and bigger shooting guard-wing types out there who would eat "JimJim" alive offensively. Can Jimmer guard a chair?

Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy Whiskey!

scotsman
Lewiston, UT

Please say no

bigsoccer
Syracuse, UT

Kanter is a big waste of space he isn't going to do anything for us.

Uteology
Fort Worth, Texas

@carver

I overlook Jimmers talent, and his lack of defense.

CBS has Jimmer going 20th:

20. Minnesota Timberwolves -- Jimmer Fredette: Maybe the most David Kahn pick of all time.

Lets hope it stays that way and Utah picks up some bigs.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

rogerdodger | 8:00 a.m. May 18, 2011
Logan, UT
I will never go to or watch another Jazz game if they draft Jim Jim. Even if it is in the 2nd round
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Thousands that camped out overnight all over the MWC would disagree with you.

Too bad, you will miss a great show.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

@RogerDodger
"I will never go to or watch another Jazz game if they draft Jim Jim. Even if it is in the 2nd round"

I seriously doubt anyone will notice your not there.

Trademongers;
Who in their right mind would want Bell and Price. Bell had a terrible year. Price is not under contract this year and CJ would have minimal trade value. I am not opposed to a trade but people aren't going to give away a top 5 center unless the Jazz give up Millsap and Favors or big Al.
if you can trade the #12 pick with CJ and possibly Bell for a good 2 guard then thay might be good. Maybe Portland will trade Matthews back to us for that package.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

Enes Kanter is the international man of mystery and the dark horse in this draft. He could be a perennial all star or a complete bust. There have been rumors about health issues with him, but since he didn't play at all last year who knows how much weight those rumors hold.

If Kanter is the riskiest pick, then the safest pick would be Kawhi Leonard, Leonard has all the intangibles that translate into being a solid player at the next level, but I don't know if his ceiling is very high.

Knight will be the player that would fill Utah's biggest need. Right now the Jazz don't have a backup PG on their roster and they need help at shooting guard. Knight is a combo guard and he could immediately fill those voids, if he's any good.

I don't know who the Jazz should take but the options at #3 are 10 times better than they would have been at #7.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

All the banter about Jimmer will change as he goes through the process at camps before the draft. Eyes will be opened.

If anything, the Jazz might be forced to pick him at 3 in order to not miss out on him at 12. Maybe they can somehow get their 12th pick moved up to 6 or 7.

The Jazz biggest weakness right now is at SF and PG. I don't see a future SF superstar in the draft. So, get one at PG!

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