Why are these players even on the radar?It seems like a waste of
time and money to me. I don't think any of these players are going to get
drafted, let alone play on any bench in the NBA, but ya never know I guess, KOC
found Wes Mathews this way.
Hey emery your wasting your time trying to play in the NBA. GO focus on whatever
your degree was in...your basketball career is over other than ward ball!!!
Emery is a special talent. He would absolutely be NBA worthy if he could dribble
left handed. That is why he did not penetrate. He can shoot, great hops,quick,
excellent defender and intelligence, just no ball handling skills.
I imagine this kind of exposure helps the players if they want to play in
Europe. And, it's a graceful gesture.
Recruiting is not a perfect science. Many talented players go undiscovered.
This happens in college and NBA. The Jazz is wise with what ther're doing.
uofuby5--its Emerys time to waste.
If nothing else, the Jazz can get a feel for the type of talent other hopefuls
were going up against. They now have a better background on any guards that
played against BYU, Virginia, or Kansas by seeing the quality of competition
they went up against.
Then, for JAZZ 12th Pick, select Bismack Biyombo or Donatas Motiejunas (if
either can come this year with only $500k Contract Buyout) if not, take either
Chris Singleton or Klay Thompson.For their 3rd Pick, the Jazz can a)
select Enes Kanter or better yet, b)select and trade him to the Wizards for
Javale McGee (Center) and their 6th & 18th Picks. If so, the Jazz can
select/keep Alec Burks (SF/SG) for their 6th Pick; and, then, select/keep
Shelvin Mack or Jeremy Tyler or Markieff Morris for their 18th Pick. (as Kawhi
Leonard may have already been taken between 6 thru 18).Lastly, I
would like for the Jazz to buy out Okurs contract and use the money to
lure/bring in DeAndre Jordan - a Free Agent Center of the Clippers.With these, wouldnt you agree that the Jazz have had a successful 2011 Draft?
Great to see the Jazz taking a look at Emery. His defense and trey abilities
could very easily land him a spot on an NBA team.I believe the
reason the Jazz look at a lot of non-first-round type players is because they
might find a diamond in the rough and invite them to training camp where that
player could earn a spot on the roster.You can't ignore the fact
that Emery set BYU's all-time steals record, and the fact Emery is quick as a
lateral defender. He routinely shut down opponent's best guards.His
trey ability is good and would get better with nothing to do but practice. Most
college players improve their shooting when they no longer have to deal with
school.And, Emery had injuries his senior year that caused him to
shoot poorly in a number of games.I can think of a certain Spurs
player that Emery could be a clone of.
One idea might be the Jazz are not yet set on what guards will be available when
they pick, which may suggest they have decided to trade one or both of their
picks as there are tons available with 3rd and 12th pick.Looks like
they are shopping the DI circuit now and looking for short people which is a
scary thought.Trade up to draft Williams, do not trade down. The
team needs to assume the position of leader rather than run of the mill in their
division and league. Draft the next rookie of the year and Williams says it
will be him.
@fWhatsInItForMeCould you be any more of a homer? First you've said in
other posts the Jazz should take Jimmer with the 3rd pick because he will be a
better player than Rose.And now you're saying Emery could be the next
Ginobli? That's just ridiculous. I remember you mentioning in another article
about how Jimmer didn't pass much because he didn't have much help around him,
but in the NBA he would be a pass first PG, well wasn't Emery part of that group
that didn't provide much help around him? It's one thing to be a BYU fan and
cheer for their players to make it at the next level, it's another thing to be
oblivious to everything else around and believe every BYU player is a future
hall of famer
@ Sptfyre51,Re-read my post, then realize how thin your criticism
is.1. What are Ginobli's main assets? Defense and treys. What are
Emery's? The same. Was Ginobli this good (as he is in recent years) during his
first NBA year? No. Can Emery attain that status during an NBA career? Why not?
It's possible. To say it isn't makes you some sort of seer. Remember, I said
"could" not "would" about Emery.2. I also
mentioned that Emery spent much of his senior year injured, affecting his trey
percentage. So, there's no "homer" thinking going on there with
respect to Jimmer needing to carry the load. When Emery wasn't injured, that
one-two guard punch was simply awesome and unstoppable.3. Yes, I
still think the Jazz SHOULD take Jimmer with the 3rd pick, but doubt they'll
pass on Williams if he's available then. I believe Jimmer will have a bigger
impact for the Jazz over time than Williams.4. I also don't believe
after watching Rose in the playoffs that he's all that much. Just another
Iverson, who also couldn't win championships by himself.
Emery could replace Bell if he gets to training camp. However it is much more
likely he will play in Europe for a couple of years while he refines his game.
Eventually, his defense will get him a shot at the NBA.
Why do people assume that every trade they think of will be accepted by the
other team's GM?
Lets not forget Wes Matthews. The Jazz filled in their training camp roster
with an undrafted seemingly nobody and now Matthews is playing big minutes in
the NBA.The Jazz do a good job of scouting talent. You never know
what you might find under the rock and after the new CBA gets done you can bet
the salary cap is going to be tightened down in a big way which means there will
be more "filler" on the bottom end of rosters for less money.
To all of you BYU haters who think that Jackson Emery is no good and has no
chance, just know that there is more talent in him than all of last season's U
of U basketball team combined. I would love to see Jackson Emery play. He most
likely won't start but I can see him making contributions.
Let's be honest, Jackson will never make an NBA roster. He is 6'3" with no
point guard skills. He can shoot fairly-well. He can defend like crazy. Guys
like him are a dime a dozen in the professional ranks. But I think
its good PR to bring him in. He is going to have a decent career in Europe.
Best of luck to him.
uofuby5Hey uofuby5Your wasting your time trying to convince someone
who has a lot more class and talent than you that he can't play in the NBA. GO
focus on something positive for yourself rather than trying to bring someone
down to your level so you can pretend to be happy....your basketball career was
never even good enough to play ward ball and your trying to give advice to
someone who may just end up playing in the NBA??People whose opinions
matter and are respected say your wrong.
I don't believe the Jzz are going to take on anymore rookies period. We have
Hayward, Favors and Evans(who no one even mentions) that will get many minutes
next season when ever that is, and to draft more unproven rookies is just not
the way to go. Trade for young veteran wings and pick up free agent centers like
Chris Wilcox and Jerebko from Det, and a few other proven players. Rookies just
don't produce for at least 2 years if they are any good at all normally. Yes a
few did but remember this draft is "WEAK" from the top down, so
"please" Kevin no rookies!
Typical BYU fan has to bash on the Utes to make himself feel better bluecoug89,
the U of u basketball team has nothing to do with Jackson Emery making it in the
NBA, cause he won't.
@Vince: The two players you mentioned are not only has benn's but never was's.
They are horrible. I think you will see four rookies no the team next year. Good
for you KOC!!
Uofuby5"Hey emery your[sic] wasting your time trying to play in
the NBA."Hey uuby, you're wasting your time with your ill
advised jealous "advice". Emery will be making a 6-figure income
playing basketball in Europe next year.
Emery is a great prospect for the Euro leagues. He'll likely get invited to an
NBA training camp or two and then move overseas. When the NBA scouts are looking
at college players age can a deterrent. At 24 (25 in June) he'd be one of the
oldest rookies in the league.There are dozens of players with his
size, skill, defensive ability, and heart that never even make it to a training
camp. I hope he does well in Europe.
@LKA. Not only is your spelling bad but your inability to follow the NBA and
players weekly and monthly lack for knowledge also. What the Jazz need are
rugged defenders and rebounders and those 2 I mentioned have more guts in their
little finger than 80% of the current Jazz players ever thought of having! Just
@Vincefirst of all...why would you want another 4 in Chris Wilcox?
plus wilcox is pretty old...you could get at least 2-3 more years...but he would
be behind in the depth chart...Jerebko on the other hand is a different
story....Jerebko is pretty good...but what we lack...is wing/perimeter
defenders...and good defensive rotations...and one solid C to anchor the
D...also...we would need shooters...i know its hard for you to trust rookies...i
dont know why...everyone starts as a rookie...i guess when Manu Ginobili came
into the league...you thought nothing of him...and yet...he is the key player on
San Antonio right now...without him...they would have a hard time winning...be
open minded...I bet you also think Al Horford was nothing when he was a
rookie...He averaged almost a double double each game on limited minutes
replacing a solid vet...on his rookie year...come on...dozens of examples of not
superstar players who played really well since the first day they were drafted