Jimmer is going to Jimmer himself out of a contract in 3 years.
All I have to say is, Go Jazz. Whoever they choose in this draft will because
they fill those individuals will best help this franchise win basketball games
and is a good fit for their organization. I think that type of thinking has a
better chance of putting a winning team on the floor then just choosing an
individual who is very popular that may or may not have a successful career in
the NBA. If Jimmer is the best fit then by all means "pick" him. But
if not pick those individuals that will help this team win a
whatsinitformeYour cougar glasses are showing. You don't know what a
draft class is going to be like until 3 years or so down the road. If Jimmer is
a potential hall of famer, then why isn't cleveland looking at him? Answer me
It won't even be an issue. Jimmer is going #7 to the Sacramento Kings.
How many years has O'Connor picked players for the Jazz? --- Too many.How many quality players has he been responsible for drafting that have made a
significant difference? --- One, maybe.The proof is in the pudding,
so they say; and the lack of proof it is quantifiable in the stats.O'Connor's best pick was DWil and after five years he's gone because he
supposedly offended Saint Jerry who NEVER really came close to a championship;
i.e., two final series in more than 20 years as head coach.Either
O'Connor brought in the wrong players, or Jerry couldn't make of them a
championship team.It has to be one or the other or both. I say
both.But what is the Jazz front office doing now?They're
conducting business as usual, including the same failing process to pick draft
choices, and coaching the same losing way that Jerry did.
College coaches know about and have scouted kids when they are 14. I hope the
Jazz know and have scouted Kanter. If they haven't that is inexcusable. If
Kanter ends up being great and they take Knight because they know his game, that
would be horrible.
@ ldsfan,So, you've never noticed Jimmer getting by
"quicker" players, both in college and that summer when he played
against NBA players? He can score against anyone.His cross-over is
WAY better than D-Will's, which was effective for Deron---in the NBA, even.Your Ute glasses are showing.You'll be Jimmered, for sure.
Listening to two national media stations early this morning are saying that
Jimmer will simply be a shooter and once everyone figures him out, he'll simply
be role player and is not worth a top 15 pick. In a seven game series, he will
ride the bench because a quicker 6-7 guard will stay in his grill and there is
nothing he can do unless he shoots from 35 feet out.
@ President Joker,And who do you think will be a Hall of Fame player
in this year's draft? I don't see one, outside of maybe Jimmer (college POY
gives him that edge).You're comparing apples to oranges.
When in doubt, do what the Pacers did back in 1987. Pass on the local guy. They
got a Hall of Fame player for doing so.
It's too bad that Jimmer had to play for a team that you either love or hate.
Jazz are danged if they do or danged if they don't. BYU people will hate the
Jazz forever if Jimmer isn't drafted. Yes he would open up a new world of
outdoor shooting for the Jazz. But what is more important to the Jazz a big guy
or another shooter. Who wins all the championships? Guard happy teams or teams
with bigs. You don't win in the NBA without bigs and the Jazz don't have a big.
Several power forwards but no bigs. Either trade for a big and get rid of AK and
a couple others or draft the bigs. Get Jimmer if he is available at 12 and get a
couple of bigs whatever way you can. Win win.
If the jazz dont trade up to draft Jimmer number #1 I will be so mad.
I think Kevin will package the #3 pick with Millsap and/or an expiring contract
for a trade for a veteran big. I think they will use the #12 on Jimmer or a
point guard. I wouldn't use both picks (rookies) to young
Looking at Kevin's history with the Jazz, what makes anybody believe there's a
chance he'll get it right this time?The last ten years, not even the
#1 pick in the entire league has produced a champion.Fire KO'C and
hang the dartboard on Greg's office wall.It couldn't possibly
produce worse results than Kevin's choices over the years.
@ModerateThis is why Brandon Knight didnt want anything to do with
jimmer...going up against Jimmer might drop his stock...he is too smart to blow
his chance to be a top 3-5 pick....
Yet again, dear Jazz, take Jimmer at 3. If you take him at 3 and his defense
turns out to be a significant liability, you will be forgiven for taking a
chance on this home town phenom, the most popular player in the history of the
state of Utah. If you don't take him at 3, he will not be around at 12, and
will turn into another franchise's hero, and the Jazz brass will be second
guessed for the duration of Jimmer's lengthy career. The Jazz is not in a
quandry. You make the inteligent move, the opportunity of a generation, or you
don't make the move. The players they are thinking of taking at 3 are far
less proven than Jimmmer. They simply vertically superior, that is it. That is
what I call risky. Jazz, you will forever have the chance to draft
height. There is simply nothing special at all about those guys. You have one
chance to draft the Jimmer. Take him at 3,or take heed from the warning of
Lavell Edwards, "You've been Jimmmered!!!!"
RE: Shaybo - Knight at #3 is no brains.Catchy little saying you have,
but... it is WAY off the mark:Kentucky's Brandon Knight is not your
average student-athlete. His GPA coming out of High School, was an impressive
4.3. The last time he scored a B was in elementary school. When he came to the
University of Kentucky, he already had 22 hours of college credit under his belt
and his GPA from the first semester was an impressive 4.0.
I smell a trade...can package AK with Miles and #12 pick for something?
Williams, Kanter or Valucianes at #3 is a no brainer. Knight at #3 is no brains.
I doubt Jimmer will be around at 12. He's too good.
Why oh why is everyone concerned?KOC will make his pick, it will be
wrong and a bust again, we will wait for another draft and the cycle will start
all over again. If KOC were on the draft table himself, he would not even be
picked in the second round.
Take Jimmer at 12...but I do not know if he will be there.If Jazz pass
Jimmer at 12....He will be living in Phoenix for about 12 years.Always
take the best player available...these guys are assets. Harris and Milsap are
also movable assets. Okur and Fess are imovable assets...CJ is a Liability.
If he is there at 12 take him. If not prepared for him to light you up everytime
you play him. And then all the (we won't call them haters) doubters will want
you head and job KOC.Oh for the love please. I don't want to be a
Jazz need to avoid the circus. Jimmer is not worthy of the 3 pick and will
hopefully be gone by the 12th pick. If he is still around at the 12th pick KOC
will have to show his cards and pass on the over-hyped Jimmer.
If Jimmer is available at #12 and the Jazz fail to take him, my trust in the
Jazz to correctly evaluate talent will be completely shattered.Even
if the Jazz take Brandon Knight at #3, they would be wise to take Jimmer at
#12.The Jazz desperately need outside shooting and Jimmer is without
question the most deadly outside shooter in this draft, with unlimited range
that will force teams to guard him as soon as he crosses half court.
Whatever team drafts Fredette will make me an instant fan.
If Jimmer is there at 12 we have to take him, if we pick a big guy, or who cares
lets take a chance Knight and Jimmer in the back court could be scary good.
Jimmered if you do---Jimmered if you don't. What the Jazzed are you supposed to
How is this a Jam. Practically no one thinks he should be taken with the 3rd
pick. If the Jazz take a guard with #3, then they should not take Jimmer with
#12. If the Jazz go big with #3, take Jimmer if he is available
Jimmer for President!