Only "stupid" AK want to stay in State of Utah. Loyalty nowadays does
If the Jazz are smart they will draft Fredette with the 3rd pick, pure and
simple. None of the other players are big-time franchise players. With players
coming out early, the ongoing crop of collegiate players from draft to draft are
not impact players. In addition, there is no such thing as an impact player who
is a "lifer". The way this league is going, it won't be long until
the players will own the owners. I hope the owners stand tough on the current
impasse. The NBA, NFL, and the MLB players are way out of kilter on how much
money is going to the players. I am sick and tired of these prima donas driving
the cost of living up for the rest of us.
I didn't think Knight was that great of a player for Kentucky, he is skinny and
small, he is Devon Harris little twin.
@Bill... That is the Catholic Church right?
what a debbie downer of an article!
bugoff if that's the case, then maybe Cle, takes A big like Kanter, or J Va.
Then we have a shot at either Iring, or Wlliams? Hmmmm We'll know tonight.
I think Super Stars like Malone and Stockton stayed in Utah for a few years.
They played in two NBA finals. Better than most. Players, other than Boozer,
have liked living in Utah and playing for an organization that wins most of the
time.Let's face it. How much time does a player really spend in
Utah over an entire year? Maybe half of it? These players are filthy rich.
They can enjoy a life of luxury wherever they live plus money goes a lot further
in Utah than in NYC. The smart ones stay in Utah a get richer on less money.
small market vs big marketUtah vs New YorkUtah has made
the playoffs more in the past decade than the Knicks, or Dallas or Miami.Small market teams have to coach and compete and outsmart big money
players. Seems as though it can happen as San Antonio another small marekt team
has won rings, all the while having a lower pay roll than the Jazz.Some of the elite players want to go to big cities but others don't. Lots of
generalizations in this article.
What a negative article.... It came across as a child pouting after another
child takes his toys. Check out your facts too Rock... San Antonio metro area
is not exactly small market (2.1 million people - 7th largest city in the US)..
2.1 mil is close to the population of the entire state of Utah. Just
an overall bad article - you can do better
Dumb article. So much can happen between now and the time when the draftee is
ready to sign. Speculation like this is not even worth writing about.
Fredette desperately wants to go to NY. He only came to Utah to go to
college.And seriously ... baptize them so that he'll want to stay in
Utah? You'd be surprised to know that there are strong populations of the
Church *outside* Utah, even in those more marketable destinations (Texas, Miami,
New York, Los Angeles, Boston).
Yet another reason to pick Fredette at 3. He will be more likely to stay than a
guy who is here for the paycheck and is obligated to do so until his contract is
I stand by the motto "If it ain't broken, no need to fix it". Well
this franchise sprung a leak and needs to be fixed. Lets hope that the
rebuilding process goes as planned. This team should be a playoff team next
year if we draft right and make the right moves. Good luck tomorrow night, I
will be at ESA with the kids cheering for "whomever" the Jazz pick,
unlike last year when I was standing around scratching my head when the Jazz
announced the #9 pick Gordon Hayward. Wow,was I wrong! It's now "Air
Gordon"! I hope the Jazz nail it big time tomorrow night! Good luck! Lets
@Bugoff, I guess I have something in common with Knight then, I would prefer he
be drafted by Cleveland also, or anywhere but the Jazz, He's totally over rated.
Brad always has such nice heartwarming articles full of hope. Have a good nights
I'm not sold on Kanter, but if the Jazz do take the big man at 3 and Fredette at
12, they'll have the best chance at getting two players who might stay for a
Knight just indicated he would prefer to be drafted by CLE. Not sure he is all
that high on staying in Utah.
I wrote this on a post a few days ago but taking Kanter or Jonas would give the
Jazz a player that may stay for 10 + yrs. Alot of Euro's are satisfied where
they play and don't feel the need to leave. AK, Dirk, Ginobli, , if having the
player stay long term is a desire, we need to draft a Euro.
That's why The NBA need to allow Teams to "Franchise" a player or 2.
But Saldy I don't think they would ever do that.
Want a championship ring to wear then you have to move to a big market. You are
all lucky to have a quality NBA team right here in good old Utah. some people
are never satisfied with what they have, even if it is the best of all worlds.
NBA stars want to leave Utah ? well of course thats because they want a
championship ring to wear.
players want to leave utah....shocker
Rock is right. But remember that we're in a group of several small market
cities that can't keep their talent the way things are now. Milwaukee,
Portland, San Antonio, Charlotte, New Orleans... Basicly everywhere except LA,
New York, Chicago and Miami. Who wants to see them win every year? Even if you
live in these cities and cheer for your team, eventually the league will loose
it's credibility. I'm hoping that the new CBA they're working on will address
this issue. You would think so since there are more small market owners then
not. But then again, the big market owners seem to have all the money.
One thing your missing Rock, nobody wants to come here, but most who do like it
and want to stay. DWill would have stayed if we had put together a team with a
possibility of going deep into the playoffs.If the NBA doesn't do
something about it and continues to overlook the conspiring and collusion of the
players and teams (no way you can tell me Miami wasn't in on it the way they
cleared their payroll leading up to last years free agency), eventually there
will 3 or 4 teams comprising the entire all star team at which point I for one
will completely give up NBA basketball.
@ Bill Shakespeare,Jimmer's already a member. He'd probably stay.
Has family in the area.
At least Brad got his grammar correct (Whomever vs Whoever).Not so
much the rest.
The current labor discussions are not just about players' interests versus
owners' maximizing their profits. They are also about getting an agreement in
place that supports the long-term viability of small market teams. This is one
of the logics of the hard cap, and one that I like for Utah. So I really think
that player negotiation may change a fair bit after the new agreement, and
however it shakes down it will be more favorable to small market teams than the
current agreement is.
I'd take Jimmer #3 and let the chips fall where they may. No way the guy won't
play well in NBA. Almost zero risk, and maybe he'd hang around for a while.There is no guarantee anybody will play better than Jimmer, and his
college record speaks for itself. I haven't seen anybody in the draft that is a
Kobe or LeBron. Walker? Didn't impress me in the horrible NCAA final. Irving?
Well he played, what, 14 games?Of course I really don't care what
the Jazz do, but if they did pick Jimmer, I'd watch at least a few games to see
what happens. Otherwise, no way.
This is why I dislike the NBA.
Rock...may be losing his touch...or is he just angry about something?
Well, this is a depressing article for a Jazz fan. Unfortunately, I think it's
more right than wrong.
I can think of at least one very small market of which people desire not only to
stay in and play in (even when it is winter) and that is Green Bay, smaller than
Provo with no large cities close by for support.The reason, they
build dynasties. Utah does not.Until the front office is first
class, the team will never be first class.When restructuring a
Corp., you do not start at the bottom and work up. You start at the top and
work down.If everyone is open for trade, other than the Millers,
then lets trade, starting at the top.I know, I know...you don't
throw the baby out with the bath water. But the baby will never get clean if
the water isn't changed some time.
Dear DesNews:The "NBA Highlights" video window on the Jazz page
is in an incredibly annoying position. Please drop it to the bottom of the page
or to the side if you feel you must have it somewhere.
What a waste of time. Rock writes that the Jazz (or any small market team) can
keep an All-Star for their entire career. Then he cites Durant and Duncan who
repudiate the entire basis of the article. Let's use some logic
here. Big Market teams draw all the best talent. We can assume this makes them
better. Which leaves the small markets constantly drafting high (ie the best
talent). Thus small market teams are more likely to have a 'lifer' than big
Maybe we can get one of these fine young men to join the Church, and he'll want
to stay and raise his family in Zion. I sure hope so!