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Published: Thursday, Dec. 13 2012 10:29 p.m. MST

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Americanvet
Ivins, UT

This doesn't have anything to do with this article but something that has been on my mind recently is the big difference in thr Golden State Warriors this year. As you will recall we still have rights to their first round draft pick. If the Jazz had lost the last game or 2 last year we would have had their lottery pick but when Corbin pushed to get into the playoffs which ended in the Jazz getting swept, we also lost that pick. Now we will get the pick this year but at the rate the Warriors are winning games that pick will be towards the end and probably after the Jazz own pick. I hope getting swept in the playoffs last year was truly worth losing a lottery pick.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

Golden States lottery pick last year by the way turned out to be Harrison Barnes who plays small forward for the Warriors. The Jazz picked up Marvin Williams in the off season and now starts at small forward. Both players average a little over 20 minutes a game and their stats are pretty similar. Williams averages about 1 point more a game than Barnes but Barnes averages about 1 rebound more per game than Williams. Barnes is just a rookie in the league however so you might expect to see his numbers rise and I don't know if we can expect to see Williams numbers go up much at this point. I guess we will just have to see as the season unfolds.

Ds Red Dragon
layton, UT

Golden State tanked last year, and their pick was number 7 overall. The Jazz making the playoffs had nothing to do with Golden States draft pick. It was top 7 protected. So as long as it was top 7, we didnt get it.
By making the playoffs we lost our own lottery pick to I believe Minnesota as part of the Al Jefferson trade.
So not making the playoffs only resulted in losing our own pick. Not the warriors pick.
We lost it only because they played horribly down the stretch of last year to make sure they got to keep it. You should really check your facts at least a little bit before spouting off on here.
Thanks.

Go Jazz!!

DougC
San Diego, CA

I bet golden state tanked to get 7th pick by losing other games even if we didn't beat them. I still believe playoff experience is important. Go Jazz

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