I don't think the Jazz are going to miss on the #3 pick, unless they take Kemba.
I think he is too small, although I didn't realize Chris Paul is even smaller.
Knight or Kanter would be my pick, even if Williams was available. I'm thinking Jeremy Evans with a high SF pick in next year's draft is going to
solidify that position for the future. Where the Jazz might miss is with the #12
pick. I think they should move up a few to nab Singleton or maybe Jonas V.,
Burks or Jimmer. All will be gone by #9 or #10 IMO. You guys that wonder if
Singleton will ever shoot well enough to play big minutes...remember how long it
took Scotty Pippen to develop a shot. Or just remember what Kirilenko can do
when healthy, even if he is not hitting the jumper.
If we go Kimba at 3. KOC goodbye! We need Kanter at 3 unless williams is there.
Then look for a shooting guard at 12. (Take best one that is there. Jimmer won't
Let me add to my SF comment earlier...Jeremy Evans is a project at SF, but he
will deliver from the bench for years somehow. Singleton appears to be the kind
of defensive SF the Jazz need if they draft Kanter. A Singleton/Kanter/Favors
front line will be defensively formidable because the weakest defensive link
(Kanter) is an excellent defensive rebounder and his one-on-one deficiencies can
be minimized with Favors near the basket and Singleton roaming. I believe few if
any other front lines will outrebound those three eventually. Hayward will get
some rebounds, too as an agressive SG.So, SF in next year's draft unless
the Jazz take Singleton with their second pick this year. I can see the Jazz
going Kanter/Singleton but think KOC is leaning towards Knight at #3. Whatever
he decides, I hope he moves up with the 2nd pick to #8.
I think they'll explore all options for the third pick...including trading
it...right now im just excited...if i were Cleveland...i would get williams at
1...and Brandon Knight or Kemba at 4...im not sure if Minnesota would grab
Kyrie...having Rubio around...would they Take Kanter then?...and leave us with
Kyrie?...im hoping we have a good draft...
Kakashi outlines a likely scenario. One the Jazz are likely hoping for.
agree with Kakashi, If I was the Cavs - 1 - Williams & 4 best PG
availableThis could leave the Jazz with Irving - Nice
I'm not sold on Knight. I think Jimmer is a better player now and has just as
much upside. Besides, best case scenario is Knight is an all-star by his 3rd
year, in which case he'll look to jump ship to a bigger market. Jimmer has a
better chance of staying long term because he has peeps here. The Jazz should
trade down to 6th, and take Jimmer, because he could by gone by 7.
Why is Jimmer always too short at 6'2" but Kemba Walker at 6'0" isn't?
The Jazz need a better shot than AK at wing. They need and SF who is just as
good or better on D. I am not that sold on Singleton. SA is trying
to move up to get Valanciunas to replace Duncan. The Jazz would be wise to get
V. He is going to be a great player like Duncan and SA is smart enough to know
that. Many scouts consider him to be better than Irving. Plus he is
a safe pick. He has a track record in Europe and is getting bigger and stronger.
He will play all of next year at no cost and be NBA ready after the lockout
year. I hate to say it but SA is just a much better FO than Utah
especially when it comes to drafting. They will probably get the
"real" number 1 player in this draft at 5 or 7 while the Jazz take a
risk on a player who would be about 10 or 12 in a normal draft.
Because of the belief that Jimmer can't be this good because he's a white guy
from BYU, the Jazz will go with some other sexier pick like Knight or Walker.
Jimmer will Rookie of the Year and the Jazz will pass up on the best player they
could have drafted since Deron Williams. That's my crazy prediction.
Thank you for finally pointing out that Kemba really isn't
"undersized." He's 6'1", that is NOT undersized for a point
guard. Earl Watson is 6'1" also, and he did just fine in the Jazz rotation.
And of course, like mentioned, Chris Paul is even smaller. Earl Boykins,
5'5", he's been in the league for 14 years and is still a decent bench
player. I'm sick of hearing about how Walker is an undersized PG, that's like
saying someone is an over-sized C. I personally think Walker would be a great
pick up for the Jazz at 3, and of all the "for certain" predictions of
the Jazz getting Knight or Kanter at 3, remember last year when they were
"for certain" drafting Cole Aldrich or Ed Davis, and they proved
EVERYONE wrong and got Hayward. If history has anything to say about it, expect
the Jazz to surprise everyone again this year. Don't get too heart-set on
Knight, Kanter, and Jimmer, the media is usually wrong when it comes to the
I'm getting tired of the stupid Michael Jordan scenario. The Blazers also picked
Greg Oden instead of Kevin Durrant, when Oden was supposedly the "best
player available" instead of getting a SF to fill in a gap they had that
could run along side Brandon Roy.If you pick the "best player
available" simply for that, and he turns out to be a bust, then you not
only have a bust but you now have a log jam at one position and are short at
another.The REAL drafting rule of thumb is: Don't do what the
Blazers would do.
Kemba is actually a safer pick than Knight. I have not been a Kemba fan as I do
not think his PG style is a good fit for the Jazz. However, he can run a team
and like Jimmer has an attitude of winning. He had a better style last year when
he had a team with other players who could shoot better. His
situation is similar to Jimmer's. They scored a lot because that is what they
had to do to win. Kemba is going to be successful in the NBA. I just
do not think he is a good fit for the Jazz.
Just watched the clip of Brandon Knight on ESPN's Sports Science. He'd be a
great pick at 3. Still, I'll cross my fingers and hope Cleveland and Minnesota
fumble Williams down.
@Invisible HandI wish you could see my surprised face after reading
your post then seeing that you are from Provo...Every Jimmerite is
down on anyone that would get in the way of choosing Jimmer.Can't
wait for draft day to come and go and we know the Jazz have passed on Jimmer.
@eagleAt least you acknowledge your prediction is crazy :).
Kanter top rated center in draft??? Since when? Valanciunas is top rated center.
Kanter will be biggest bust of this draft.