RE: atl134 | 12:25 a.mWhat if kanter and burks end up not being too
good and are only bench players playing a dozen minutes a game while with the
Jazz?And let's face it the Jazz drafted another SG that can't shoot,
that can't take over game when needed, and no team has won a championship
without a guard/sf who could shoot and take over a game, your power
forwards and centers can't dribble and do that. that is why the jazz
have never won a championship.Your question should apply to all
players the jazz draft and not just to white players, or players you don't
like, or players you don't want the jazz drafting. the jazz have
drafted many players that didn't work out, atleast for them, so what
if jimmer doesn't end being that good? and what if jimmer does?
It is hard to say whether the Jazz got Jimmered but they definitely did not get
Leonar'd. Shame, Kawi will be a Tashaun Prince-type talent for years to come.
There's only one thing that puts fans in the seats, and keeps them there -
winning. Even diehard Jimmer fans, who may initially fill the stands, would
fade away over time if the team did not consistently win.
Just so you know, John Stockton, and the Jazz, were booed when he was selected
Imagine what would have happened if the Jazz gave into to all these clamors for
local players over the years. We would pretty much be rooting for them elsewhere
like we do now because although good role players they are not the ones that
could put the Jazz on the professional map. I for one am glad the financial
health of the franchise has been put before our provincialism.
The Jazz did a great job, and when almost every single national guy agrees, they
should take some pride in that. I don't believe that here would have been a
good basketball fit for Fredette. And it is scary that some fans go to extremes
wearing shirts like "In Jimmer we trust." You might think it's funny,
but to others it's borderline at best. Apparently, people have forgotten about
the whole, "Thou shalt not worship idols" thing.
I think it's time that The Hero and his worshippers spend a little time apart.
It's getting a little creepy.
I love Jimmer, but I think the draft turned out best for all concerned. Over
time, we shall see.
I'm quite pleased that Jazz management are not run by a bunch of byu fans.
Otherwise Araujo would be the starting center and their record would be 0-82
Larry Miller would've let the FO do their job. They had burks rated pretty high
on their draft board and probably higher than Jimmer. I think the Jazz would've
picked Burks over Jimmeer if both were available.
No, The jazz jimmered the whole NBA with their picks. All the national people
seem to think so.
Several thoughts1. Isn't Jazz attendence already high anyway?2. What
if Jimmer ends up not being too good and is only a bench player playing a dozen
minutes a game while with the Jazz? Will the fans still care?3. Jimmer is
a divisive issue in this state given that the Jazz play in the city that is home
to the rival of Jimmer's college. Suffice it to say Jazz fans are largely split
between "please please please draft Jimmer" and "please please
please anyone but Jimmer". Not sure that really helps the team.