@Kakashi:I agree with your comment. I even "liked" it. But
it isn't just Utah that needs a lot of talent to contend. Any NBA team
does. Both teams playing in this year's Finals have their "Big 3".
It took Utah to also have a big 3 (Stockton, Malone and Hornacek) in order to
get the Finals when they did. Having just 2 big-talent players has a
hard time cutting it anymore... as Oklahoma found out this year. Without
Westbrook, they (Durant) couldn't do much of anything.Heck, even with
4 or 5 all-stars on their team, the Lakers couldn't do much this year...
barely making the playoffs and then soon exiting. There used to be times
when an NBA team could make some real noise with just a couple of good
all-stars, but that's getting harder and harder to do as times seem to be
getting more and more competitive. Also, it's not just Utah
that big-name players are not prone to come to. It's any small market team.
Big names usually have big egos and that usually takes a big market area to
@Morgan Duelyou are demanding something a bit unreachable for Utah
Jazz...first of all...this is one of the least liked teams to go to...even if we
have the money...you have to sell Utah to the players to even be here...this is
why Lindsey has a much tougher job...he needs to bring a lot of talent for this
team to contend...talent that we won't be able to get via superstar free
agents...and that is through draft...and signing good serviceable players....the
problem now is we need a coach that is great...not a mediocre coach..
Yeah, kind of a weak draft this year. If Ben McLemore and Nerlens Noel are the
best players available, that's pretty sad. But this could be the year a
ton of second-round guys make an impact in the league. Guys like Ryan Kelly,
Brandon Paul, and Nate Wolters are intriguing prospects. And Davies, too, for
I am not so sure that Miami is a shoe in for the NBA Championship. It took the
big three all showing up big for Miami to win that last game. It is not to say
Miami can't win, just that they shouldn't already be planning the
victory parade. I hope Davies goes to a team that can use a PF with
mobility. We shall see. I would rather have him play a minimal role on a team
that uses him well than on a team that has 4 players at his position and a coach
that can't decide who to play or even get his players to pass the ball.
Decisions, decisions, what to do? A no talent draft, no point guard, lots of
bigs on a no talent team. Now is the time for Lindsey to step up and show what
he was hired for. Miami did it and now they are winning their second
championship in a row. Can the Jazz step up? Do they have the money?
If Olynyk is available (by some miracle) at 14, I believe the Jazz will take
him. If that happens, then Shane Larkin will likely be the pick at 21; since
Schroeder will never drop that far and might even be taken in the top ten.
@sammyg:By that logic, Bronson Kaufusi should get drafted above both
of them. It's all about potential and where they fall in the
draft. I don't think anyone would draft Davies over Olynyk, but that
doesn't mean no one would draft Davies in the second round.
Good luck to both of them.Since Kelly Olynyk thumped Davies a lot I
just don't think Brandon has much of a shot. IMHO