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Published: Monday, June 20 2011 11:11 p.m. MDT

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Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Canter and Fredette. Thats my vote.

JazzRule
Bountiful, UT

Brandon Knight at #3 and Alec Burks at #12. Book it!

Do it Jazz!

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Knight at #3 and Thompson or Burks at 12.

JazzRule
Bountiful, UT

@ Uncle Rico

Who is Canter? I don't see that name in the draft prospects list.

BillM75
Salt Lake City, UT

It'll be one of those two scenarios, and if Burks is gone I think they'll take Singleton. Thompson may weel be a good pro & fine kid who did something dumb but I just can't see the Jazz taking a kid with the slightest grey mark by his name, esp at 12 in a weak draft.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

The Jazz had a point guard named Dwill up until last year. He played no defense yet was regarded as one of the best point guards in the league. It's possible that Jimmer plays better defense than Dwill, yet it is the reason not to draft him. Seems silly.

Oh and there is a guy in Phoenix named Nash who plays no defense. I am sure there are lots of teams that would like that guy.

williary
Kearns, UT

Knight #3, then Burks or Thompson #12.

mulrich
Provo, UT

Crossing my fingers for Kanter and Burks/Singleton.

Dr Truth
SLC, ut

Here is hoping the Jazz make some sort of trade. I'm not sure any of these draft prospects get me excited as a Jazz fan. Valaciunas is my sleeper pick because KO wants a true center. Vesely on potential or would that be the second coming of AK. Is Knight really better a better pick/fit than Harris? Maybe Williams would do it but he won't be there at 3......

coleman51
Orem, UT

Kanter at number 3 and either Burks or Thompson at number 12. That would be a good draft for the Jazz. Devean Harris is better than any point guard in the draft other than Irving and we can wait till next year to pick up a point guard that would be better than those available in this years draft. As far as Jimmer, too many homers that think of him at #12. Likely, he will go later first round or early second round.

bballjunkie
Cedar Hills, UT

Canter at 3 and Jimmer at 12! Please for the love. No way does the Jazz want or should take a chance on Klay if you think that was his first issue with drugs or might be last, you can't take that risk on him. If the Jazz want to gamble that type of money then please send it to me I could use it.

Draft dumbie
Farmington, UT

There's a report that Milwaukee initiated a call to Minnesota and offered Andrew Bogut and the #10 pick for the #2 pick and some "filler" to make the salaries match, but Minnesota didn't take them up on the offer.

I'd sure like to see the Jazz get in on that action, trading the #3 pick and "filler" to make the contracts match for the #10 pick and Andrew Bogut. Even though Bogut is still not entirely healed from his right elbow injury suffered in April of 2010, he is still a better center than the Jazz could ever hope to get on the open market or in the draft.

stanfunky
Salt Lake City, UT

Draft dumbie | 4:50 p.m. June 20, 2011
Farmington, UT
There's a report that Milwaukee initiated a call to Minnesota and offered Andrew Bogut and the #10 pick for the #2 pick and some "filler" to make the salaries match, but Minnesota didn't take them up on the offer.

Name the site / source. Otherwise, don't waste time - Milwaukee isn't anywhere close to giving up on Bogut.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@CJ Miles

then there was this 38 yr old guy in dallas...i think his name was Jason Kidd...he played solid defense on Kobe...and contributed in defending Lebron James...im not sure...i think Dallas won the championship...But...i do want Jimmer here...because i think...he will learn to play D...unlike Nash...

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@coleman51

nope...devin harris isnt better...he is older yes...but better? i doubt...remember these kids are young...they wont be that good now...but give them the experience devin harris has...im sure they'll be a whole lot better...and since we are rebuilding...why not grab the core pieces now...and let them grow and build chemistry together...we cant win a championship now or in 2 years anyway...

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@draftdumbie

yeah...i'll consider that trade too...unless the bucks know something that we dont with regards to Bogut's Injury...even though he wont get back to last 2 years form...he is still a defensive and rebounding force...#3 + Paul Millsap?...

@stanfunky
i also saw it on a site...im not sure if its hoopsworld...or something...Google NBA rumors...and read...

LAJazzFan
Los Angeles, CA

The opportunity to draft a big is in this year's class. If you look at 2012 mock drafts, there are a lot of guards and wing players and a lot of guys 6'9" or shorter characterized as PF or even centers.

With that in mind, unless the Jazz are totally sold on the AJ/Favors combo, probably best to draft big with #3 (or trade it for a good vet). My vote is for Jonas V as Kanter is more of a PF and not a center and has many more questions/concerns than Jonas.

If the JAzz keep #3 and #12, I would like to see Singleton at #12 as he fills a defensive need (AJ, CJ, Hayward, Sap, etc can all score).

Get a SG or a PG next draft.

JazzRule
Bountiful, UT

@C.J. Miles

Yeah, Jimmers inability to defend is the only reason not to draft him.

"rolls eyes"

Can't be that he is slow-footed, unathletic, won't be able to finish at the rim, is a SG in a PG's body, and isn't a distributor...

Yawn

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Jazz Rule: Are you a Ute fan? I am not a BYU fan but Jimmer in no way is slow footed and unathletic. Scoring anywhere on the court is not an issue. Jimmer will score as either a point guard or a shooting guard.

Captain L
Provo, UT

I like Burks at 12 because he has good handles and is a good athlete but he's 3rd or 4th on my list at 12. Who the Jazz take at 3 will determine who the Jazz take at 12, I hope they take a big at 3, then Jimmer, Singleton, Burks, Harris, come into play at 12. Hayward and CJ are best suited to play the 2 so drafting a 2,(Burk or Thompson)doesn't make as much sense, unless they are way better than Singleton, Harris, Hamilton. If Knight is the pick, I would hope for BB, he is a big, with potential, he brings something we need in defense and rebounding, if not BB, then Burk, Singleton, Harris, Hamilton.

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