Not really a big deal. The draft this year is pretty awful. If Nerlens Noel
and Ben McLemore are the best players in the entire class, I would just as soon
trade the pick for a future selection when more talent is available.
@ScalmanI agree with you with regards to burks and i think Kanter
has a legit jumpshot and i am sure he could stretch it out deep not as good as
memo would but i know he could shoot it from there...but Kanter loves the grind
at the post and i think he would be more and more polished in the next few
years...Schroeder does remind me a lot of Rondo...the problem is...which team
made a promise to him?...is OKC? or Dallas? since Dallas is looking for a
PG...would they pass on Schroeder to gamble on CP3?...as a backup plan...Michael
Carter Williams...might land at the 14th spot...but i would question his
speed...Schroeder would be a legit pick if we drafted him...and start drafting
role players on 21 and at the 2nd round...im in favor of drafting Myck
Kabongo...but...a veteran backup PG would do well as well...
@OsgrathI interpret your comments to say the Jazz probably can't win
a championship. I can't completely disagree with you but I do give the Jazz
a chance of winning a championship at some point, but it will take a little
luck. I think when players like Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh decide
to team up it swings the odds significantly for a team, and unfortunately guys
like that won't play in a small market like Utah. It seems unfair that it
can happen like that and so teams in big markets that can attract the best
players will always hold an advantage. If the Jazz are lucky enough to stumble
into the right free agents and select some draft picks than turn out to be
better than expected it can still happen. The same holds true for every other
team of course but I don't care about other teams. We also need Corbin to
pull his head out, or get another coach but who knows, that might happen too.
Just shuffling the deck chairs on the HMS Titanic Mediocrity!
I haven't been overly impressed with Burks, but I do love what I know about
Schroeder. He is disciplined and very athletic. As for the
conspiracy theories about the lottery. Cleveland keeps getting high picks, as do
Washington and Charolotte, and how much good does it do them? Poorly managed
franchises remain bottom feeders despite the players they get. Let's not
forget the Knicks under Isiah Thomas! The Jazz will never be the big destination
team for the big names, so they need to play Money Ball to stay competitive. If your only satisfaction as a Jazz fan is an NBA championship, you just
might fret yourself into an early demise. The Jazz is what it is, so we may as
well enjoy the show - it's our show, after all.
a KakashiI can see Burks as a reserve ONLY if he is considered just
a shooting guard, which I don't see him as exclusively. I see him starting
at point when Hayward is at shooting guard or starting at shooting guard when
Hayward is at small forward. Really, as long as Burks gets 25-30 minutes and he
finishes games, I'm probably satisfied. Watch for Burks' jump shot to
imporve this year..I see the Jazz doing isolations for him and Kanter, both. I
believe they will be the Jazz's best shooters over the next few years.
"I also find it interesting that once again Cleveland got the #1 pick. Does
anyone but me think something's amiss here?"Now
there's a conspiracy theorist's conspiracy theory. The NBA is going to
essentially cheat to put Cleveland back on the map? Really? I kinda sorta hope
that's true, because if the League is willing to do this for small-market
nobodies like the Cavs, maybe the Jazz have a chance at eventually getting some
Bring Jimmer to the Jazz. It's better than not trying at all. I also find
it interesting that once again Cleveland got the #1 pick. Does anyone but me
think something's amiss here? Just saying.
The NBA draft doesn't matter. The outcome of any game/season is in the
script. Just like it is for the WWE/WWF.
This is the Jazz best chance to reshape the team. We have the core 4, Jeremy
Evans, and unfortunately we are stuck with Marvin Williams but other than that
we can start with a clean sheet. I'm excited to see what the Jazz do this
off season and their options are wide open. This will be our 1st real chance to
see what Dennis Lindsey is made of. Many complain he didn't make any
trades leading up to this year's trade deadline but now we can see what he
does with so many options. I'm hoping for the best this off season and I
hope we see some playoff action for the Jazz again real soon.
@Scalman: I would like to know more about this Schroeder from Germany.
Haven't heard of him. He may be the answer if you bring back Klinko and
Memo. Obviously, it would make sense for the Jazz to bring back the "foreign
flavor". Actually, the Jazz were selling t shirts in Russia and Turkey and
bringing a lot of good will to Europe. Can someone in management stop hitting
their heads on the bunkbed when they get up in the morning? A multi ethnic team
is good for everyone. If the Jazz are not conscious of this issue, then they
can count on Kanter walking away when his rookie contract expire in one or two
years (Don't know whether it is 4 or 5 yrs). If the Jazz don't go to
the "Common Core", then they better pack their bags and go ahead and
move. Favors, Kanter, Hayward, Burks, and Evans are not just the young core,
they represent "screaming youth" who demand their place in the world. If
they don't get that spot in the sun, then you stifle an entire generation
of young fans in Utah.
This off season is going to be crazy for the Jazz, and for the NBA as well. Take
a look at the Free Agents out there right now! All of them are hungry for big
contracts and better opportunities. The Jazz FO has to decide whether they are
going to get a LEGITIMATE FA or a couple role players. With the cap space they
have withouth AL, Milsap, Mo, etc. they should be able to do a little of
both-with the draft assisting. I think it would be FOOLISH to depend on anyone
in this year's draft to come in running/starting.As far as the
rest of the NBA, I expect to see some serious roster changes in Dallas and
Atlanta. With everything going as crazy as it is, I don't think ANYTHING
would surprise me this off season.
"Hopefully, we aren't going to be there too often to be doing
this,...".Hopefully?"It certainly gives us
athleticism in this draft,...".Not exactly a ringing
endorsement."...The last five No. 14 picks include the
Bucks' John Henson, Houston's Marcus Morris and Patrick Patterson,
Phoenix's Earl Clark and Golden State's Anthony Randolph...".Hopefully... with clarity... some athleticism...in this draft... will be
there for the taking...just like the last five No. 14 picks.
Trade for Jimmer!
I would think about trading the 14th and a future first round pick and move up
to the top 5 and take burke. I think if we did that we would be set. If that
does not happen I say take the PG from Germany and then a big ie a 4 or 5 with
the 21st pick and if that does not pan out that there is a good big I would take
hardaway JR from Michigan because he can score.
DN which is it ??? In the article the #2 pick is the Bobcats with #4 the Magic,
but at the bottom on the listing it's reversed.
@scalmansome mock drafts have schroeder coming to us...but there are
rumors that he promised a team...and that's hoping its utah...also...would
you have Burks as a reserve?
Point guard Schroeder of Germany should be available at number 14. He plays
strong D and is real quick from what I have read and reminds many of the Celtics
Rondo. Could be a nice pairing with Burks at the point.
Boy I know I am surprised at the outcome. Who would have thought..??