Right; the Jazz were incredibly dumb for missing on Parker and George. Because,
of course the eight teams ahead of them in 2010 and the couple dozen teams that
passed on Parker (in favor of Kwame Brown, DeSagana Diop, Steven Hunter and Kirk
Haston, among others) knew they'd both be stars.And, it was
obvious to everyone but the Jazz brass that Lopez would wreck his knee twice
before ever really doing much.
To There You Go Again: Let's pick Gordon Hayward before Paul George.
Let's hope the Jazz pick Raul Lopez before Tony Parker...
Some of you need to take a chill pill for heck sakes. The article was tongue and
cheek and just for light reading. The Jazz, and every other team for that matter
will do what they always do and draft for the best fit as they see it. They may
end up with some good players if they're lucky, or the draft will be a bust
as also happens sometime. Lets hope for the best, even if that turns out to be
players with hard to spell names.
re: Carnak and toosmartforyouBoth of you should consider alias name
changes because neither fit you at all. It's surprising that you both
missed how obviously tongue-in-cheek this article was while still giving us a
little insight to some of the players the Jazz could potentially draft. Both of
you need to lighten up.
Nice article! The reason that Larkin quit baseball is because his coach told him
that whoever was teaching him to hit didn't know what they were doing.
Turns out it was Tony Perez and Johnny Bench. He has all the tools except for
size. Obviously, his heart is oversized. He also had an uncle who was one of the
top scorers ever for Xavier in Cincinnati. He is a natural leader with lots of
enthusiasm. He is actually like Deron Williams on roller skates. Height may be a
legitimate concern as it was for Doug Flutie.
As far as the media is concerned, let's hope that the Jazz are smart enough
not to take Larkin and Plumlee. That would be a disaster of the highest order.
Larkin is only 5-11, if that, and has the shortest wingspan of any player in NBA
combine history. He may be athletic, but he will never be able to guard the
larger NBA guards. Plumlee is the prototypical big, slow, white center that the
Jazz have drafted in the past with no athleticism. Neither will remain in the
NBA beyond their rookie contracts and the Jazz will not be any better off with
them. That's what the media should report, not how nice they sound in an
I'm o.k. with Schroeder or Larkin at 14. Larkin is only one inch shorter
than Chris Paul, and if you watch Paul, it's very hard for defenders to
stay between him and the basket because of his quickness. I like that Larkin is
a solid scorer, too.
good article -- gives me more insight into the draft. enjoyed the humor, too!
So now the Jazz should pick players by how easily they are to interview buy the
media instead of how well they play b-ball? Boy, talk about an inflated ego
regarding the profession of journalism!
By all means let's hope the Jazz draft guys who are the friendliest and the
most well spoken with the media. Both are excellent criteria for a
future NBA all star.Ridiculous assumptions by the author of this