the question is...by drafting burks..does this mean...Hayward would move to
3?...or is Burks the future Big PG...who knows...Burks could be like Penny
Hardaway during Penny's prime...that's scary...6'6 PG...6'9 SG...if we landed
Perry Jones next year...we would've had a 6'9 SF 6'10PF and a 6'11 C...we would
create mismatches almost every where...lol...i think if you put things to
perspective...Utah Jazz...is the scariest team right now...we maybe young...but
once everyone got together...scary...maybe now is our time...see it...believe
it...and it will happen
You guys are unrealistic about some of these trades being thrown out here. As
good as CPaul is he won't want to come to Utah and he wouldn't want to stay if
he was traded. There is no way Det. is going to trade Knight, your reading into
things too much to say he wants out of Det. he was just disapointed he slipped
to the 8th pick in the draft when he thought he may go 3rd or 5th at worst.
Another thing is we don't need anymore 2's, we don't need Hamilton or Roy(bad
knees), we need 3's not 2's, Hayward, & CJ are best at the 2, Burks is a 2,
(may be able to play some 1). Come up with sugestions that are reasonable and
fill our needs.I like Goran Dragic as a back up to Harris, but how to get
him is the question.I don't know if we will see Paul or Big Al traded
until Favors and Kanter prove they can carry the scoring load that would be left
if either Paul or Big Al were traded. I'd like to see us make a move to get
Memo's stock for the jazz...rose up a bit...i mean...he would be teaching
Kanter...i hope...a different guy would teach Kanter regarding
defense...but...having someone to talk to...using your native language...speeds
things up....how bout trading for...jeff teague?...or DJ augustine?...or we
could sign Goran Dragic...probably offer millsap to phx for aaron brooks?...i
hope Kanter and Favors gets at least 20 mins of playing time...the best way to
improve is to play...said that all year last year...when many of you Hayward
doubters blasting him with negative comments...look at the end of the
season...he torched denver with 34 or 36 points...was clutch during the Lakers
game...the team we'll only get better...i sure hope...KOC has a long term
plan...getting the core of this team under contract for the years to
come...after 2-3 years...our team is scary good...
Chewbacca:Thanks for saying it. Nobody is taking Bell. The Jazz cannot
pay anyone to take him. I wish we could quit hearing that suggestion.And no team is going to take Memo off of the Jazz hands, until he proves he is
healthy. And, if he is healthy, he is still the Jazz best center. He is
staying, if only to be Kanter's buddy.Now, here is some blasphemy:
With the log jam at 4, the best commodities appear to be Milsap and AJ. I would
hope they could get some great value from AJ. But the next option: get almost
any player in the league for Favors. Miami would probably give up their
favorite guard to get Favors. Heck, Chicago might give up Rose. While this is
some hyperbole, the guy is worth a ton on the trade market.
Big Al's staying. He's got 2 years. I don't see Kanter or Favors making
immediate impact. They have to be slowly brought up which is why I think Memo is
staying as well. (Although Favors might start getting major minutes)Not sure about Memo, but he'll be a good mentor for Kanter. You really want to
grow these rookies in instead of throwing them into the fire....which is also
why I feel bad for Jimmer.Bell's washed up, but his locker room
impact and mentoring skills are needed. It'd be really neat if the Jazz get
Knight, but I don't see it happening after draft night.
You may be right about RIP being washed up, but Detroit has what we want, and we
have what Detroit wants. I don't like playing the virtual G.M roll, but I don't
want to see Bell starting for the Jazz another season, he is washed up. Is it worth it for the Jazz to keep Memo and his 10 million dollar
contract? Is it worth it to keep AJ, or Big Al? That takes minutes
away from Kanter and Favors?
@Jazz-NationHamilton's done man. If not, he doesn't have the
tenacity he used to have.I believe the Jazz were talking about trading
Harris and 12th pick to get Knight, but it wasn't meant to be.Detroit never worked out Knight, so I'm pretty sure, had a trade worked out,
that Knight was supposed to be for Jazz.Afflalo will be the best
pickup if the Jazz can get him. I also think Jazz should keep Bell so that he
can mentor Burks
Trade thought. Milsap/Memo for Hamilton and Knight. I love Milsap, but we would
get scoring/defense from Rip and a mentor for Burks, and our future PG that
could back up Harris. Both Knight and Hamilton want out of Detroit. Knight was
not happy about being drafted by Detroit. We need Kanter and Favors to be able
to get the minutes they will need to improve. What a solid Playoff rotation that
would be. PG-Harris, KnightSG-Rip Hamilton, Burks SF-Air
Gordon, EvansPF/C-Favors, Kanter, Big AlThis would make our core,
and everyone else would be fillers and roll players.Any thoughts?
I'm happy with the Jazz picks, would have liked to see a point guard taken. But
a true Center and an athletic 2 guard will help. Hopefully Harris re-motivates
himself to becoming what everyone thought he could be when he was drafted 5 or 6
years ago, and we can find a nice back-up in free agency.
Jimmer reminds me alot of a shorter Adam Morrison. He didn't last too long in
the NBA, and I have a feeling that Jimmer won't either.
Next moves Jazz should make. Trade Millsap and Harris and their Golden State 1st
rounder for next year and another 1st rounder for CP3. You put a veteran point
who distributes and the Jazz will be in contention for the title next year. The
only problem is that they'd need CP3 to agree to a contract extension of some
sort. He may only want to go to a big market which would mess this whole thing
up. Sign Affalo from Denver and you're set.PG: Paul, Watson
(Re-sign)SG: Affalo, Bell, BurksSF: Hayward, Miles (Pick up
option)PF: Jefferson, Favors, EvansC: Okur, Kanter
It's all in Corbin's hands.
A guy walks into a pawn shop and tells the owner, "Hey mister, I got this
box of odds and ends, pieces and parts. Most of them don't work, but if you got
someone handy with fixin stuff, I'm sure they'd be real valuable. I'd like to
trade all this stuff for that Corvette you drive."No one is
going to trade for Raja Bell after the season he had last year!
9er4life: He may turn into a good player but I don't think he'll have a chance
at the ROY, I don't think he'll even start unless Detroit starts trading away
guards. Before the draft I thought Knight had a great attitude and great
maturity, but he didn't show any of that after dropping to 8th. He looked shell
shocked and not real enthused about his new situation. I guess we'll see.Mema: "Why on earth would you pass up Jimmer? That's why the Jazz
won't win any championships!" Your comments show your knowledge of the game
and therefore you should not post anymore. I guess the Jazz passed on him but
there isn't a team in the league that would've taken him at 3, in fact
Sacramento traded back because they knew they could still get him where they
did. I hope he has a great career and proves all of his critics wrong (Colin
Cowherd especially), but if the Jazz don't win a Championship during Jimmer's
career, I doubt it will be because they passed on him.
When Knight was available at the 8th spot, I was hoping the jazz would trade up
to get him. Kanter and Knight would have been sweet. The maturity level of
Knight at 19 is incredible. I think he's going to be the ROY with Detroit.
He's more proven than Irving who went at 1.
At one time could we see this young athletic line up1. Burks -
6.62. Hayward - 6.83. Evans - 6.94. Favors - 6.105.
Kanter - 6.11Nice - will be after 2 years developing together - this
would create some match up problems
Happy with picks, just need to make a couple of trades & the Jazz will be
back in the hunt for finals within 2 seasonsPlayers for trade -
Memo, CJ (after option is picked up), Bell (a must) & Milsap or AJ - which
everone will accept the back role for Kanter & Favors.
You trust who? Jalen Rose? He is probably the worst analyst around...
I like their choices.For what it's worth, Jalen Rose of ESPN also
thinks Utah has the best draft...Go Jazz!Makes playoff next
Jazz can't trade Fes, Elson & Price as all are free agents.One
thing is for sure, were Sloan still around the Jazz absolutely would've taken
Knight and Leonard/Singleton, and maybe he'd've been right. Let's check back in
@ Black ShirtsRemind me how you "trade" a free agent? Fes,
Elson and Price are all gone to FA. We will not resign them. We are stuck with
Bell for now and hopefully they will pick up CJ's contract... He can't shoot?
Not consistently but when he is on he is on!!! We do need to resign
Watson who is also a free agent.
The Jazz did ok. Now they will have to see who they can trade and who they can
pick up in free agency. They have the makings of a good team. Burks has good
stats like shooting 60% his freshman year and has great potential. I hope
things work out for Kanter and Burks. We should have two good players for a
I was happy with the draft. The Jazz tried to move up to number two and get
Williams, a great shooter, but couldn't. They got Kanter who was highly sought
after and should turn out to be a good player. They tried to move up from
number 12, but couldn't. If it had happened they probably would have taken
Knight. Wouldn't that have been lovely. The order of the draft after Knight
went Walker, Jimmer, Tray Thonmpson, Burks. I would have liked Tray Thompson
over Jimmer, but it would have been difficult between Jimmer and Burks. The
Jazz did not have to make that decision and got a great player. I wish Jimmer
well in Sacramento. The brass love him there and he might be a better fit in
Sacramento. The Jazz did as well as they could and I am excited to see them
play. Go Jazz
Step off LeBron, The new utah jazz are going to meet Ya"ll in the NBA
For the Jazz sake, they sould trade Fesenko, Bell, Elson, and Price for a new
popcorn maker. Bell is DONE!Fes is worthless!Elson is
almost as bad as Fes!Price can't shoot!CJ can't shoot!Harris
is the worst Defensive player in the league. Ok, maybe Boozer! Drop
some dead weight and get 1 shooter.
memaJimmermania is over. If Sac had the #1 pick, do you
think they would have picked up Jimmer? I really doubt it. O'connor got the best
talent available at 3. They actually tried to trade up a bit to get Jimmer but
is was not to be.Kanter is a beast with talent. You don't pass that
MiPActually only the following players are under contract for next
year: PG: HarrisSG: Bell, BurksSF: Hayward, EvansPF: Millsap, Favors, OkurC: Big Al, KanterI would love to
see AK and Fes brought back at a reasonable price. I know people aren't high on
Fes, but there aren't many 7 ft 300 pounders out there. The Jazz
need a backup PG and a shooter and as much as I like CJ and Price I don't think
they'll be back. (It's a shame the Jazz gave Maynor away to get under the cap.
He'd be a great backup PG for this team.) I really like Shannon
Brown and hope he opts out of his last year. He's not really a PG, but he is a
great defender and could be paired with Burks to bring the ball up. Redd is
another great free agent option.
So Far:F: Favors, Elson, Millsap, EvansF: Kirilenko, Hayward,
MilesC: Jefferson, Okur, Kanter, FesenkoG: Burks, Bell, G:
Harris, Watson, PriceWho's going to be gone by season's start?
How refreshing to hear a Jazz Coach say that rookies will have the chance to
play if they work hard. I'm still not sold on Corbin, but at least he
recognizes the need to play the best talent. I am still perplexed as
to why many people are calling Burks the next Brewer. I didn't see
many Colorado games, but the ones I did left me impressed with Burks. Jazz fans
should go back and look at how many close games Colorado had, and won, against
top 25 teams. Burks always stepped his game up against Kansas, Texas, etc. Burks carried that team. He led his team in points and assists while
being second in rebounds. He got to the line more often than Jimmer and shot a
high percent. He can handle the ball and get into the lane at will. If he can
improve his 3pt consistency and work at defense, the Jazz will have a legit
starting SG for a long time.
National Media:Utah should walk away very satisfied with the talent that
they picked up in the draft. They maximized both picks extremely well and are
our biggest winners on draft night. Locals:We didn't get
Jimmer. Draft grade "F".
The point of the game is to score the most points! Note to Jazz: whoever scores
the most points, WINS! Why on earth would you pass up Jimmer? That's why the
Jazz won't win any championships! Who get's a great draft pick draft pick and
passes up on Jimmer? Not a smart choice!
Either get on board and wish all the "very" best fans or go somewhere
else. Afterall the draft is now history and everyone must live with what we
have. I feel extremely positive about the future for this franchise and will
back them 100%. It matters very little which numbers they want to wear, I want
to see effort, desire, and a will to win. Good luck men!
Now sign Jason Richardson as the starting shooting guard and the Jazz are back
in the playoffs.
@JazzMan - that was my first thought too!I'm excited about Kanter
but a bit worried about Burks. He might just be out of his element with the
media right now, bit I'm nervous about an immaturity problem like we saw with
Snyder and other very young draftees. Hopefully he'll shine and be great. In
another interview he referred to his mom keeping him in line, so hopefully he
has a good foundation from home.
Kanter wears 0? Interesting, I hope he's a little better then a guy that wore 00
for the Jazz