I wonder if the Jazz would sign Jose Calderon and/or the Israeli PG Gal
Mekel...there's a lot of news going on regarding Gal's
improvement...and Utah was mentioned as a team that had expressed interest...if
you can recall...i think..he was given an invite last year...and it seems the
Jazz is still interested in him...he is 25...and...he is i think
6'5"...i wouldnt be surprised if Lindsey picks him up...
"Remind reporters to ask Schroeder how to say that in German when he shows
up for his first Utah press conference as a Jazz player." - Jody GenessySounds like Jody believes Dennis Schroeder is going to be the player the
Jazz pick at 14. Me too. At 14, Schroeder just makes the most sense for the
Jazz.I also like Shane Larkin and wouldn't mind it a bit if
they drafted him at 21; however, I think the Jazz will go big at 21 and then use
the 46th pick on another point guard, perhaps Nate Wolters if he's still
The strange thing about this draft is that no team really wants to participate.
The story is that the 2014 draft will be filled with quality performers. There
is a board based on tiers which evaluate every player for potential over the
long haul of their careers. Most players are tier 5 (Roman spear carriers) and
hence the "tears" for the Jazz. Turns out that Deron Williams was one in
a million and sadly he knew it. There is also scuttlebutt that the Jazz will go
with a young squad and have growing pains next year and have a favorable draft
as a result. Nevertheless, the shadow of LeBron James (6 ft 8, 250) hangs over
the NBA like a cloud. Every potential draftee is evaluated in his shadow.
I'm hoping the jazz get Carter-Williams. I think he fits in well and could
make a difference right away.
Don't draft Olynick and don't trade for Jimmer.
Olynyk will be a good pro, but the Jazz need a point guard. Take the guy from
the Univ of Miami.
I think...for me...Karasev...would be a nice choice if available at
14...shooting wise...the man can shoot...he could play the 2 or the 3...he may
not be as athletic...but he plays with a High IQ...he could come off the
bench...and eventually start...i know everyone is pressing for a PG...but i
think...we could have that on free agency or next year...or at the 21st
pick...or at the second round...if we are going to let go of both Big Al and
Paul Millsap...then...i'd draft Karasev at 14...and a Big at 21...hopefully
Dieng...on the second round i'd probably get Myck Kabongo...if the Israeli
PG can be signed by free agency...then i'll sign him to camp and see how he
fares...with that being said...we accomplished three things...get a PG...add a
backup big...and drafted a coveted shooter...we would re-sign foye...and add
fillers at the other position...i think Gal Mekel the israeli PG can be that
diamond in the rough player...
Nobody metions Tomic, any more. He just had a great year in Europe. One US
writer now calls him "The best big man in Europe, if not the world."
I'd like to see CJ McCollum in Utah.
@edi have mentioned tomic on one of my comments on an article a few
weeks back....i mentioned that he might not want to come to the NBA...Tomic
Kanter Favors would have been a force...unfortunately as i have seen some games
of Tomic...he is good offensively...but he rarely plays above the rim...which i
have no problem...but the aggression isnt there on D...but he does rotate
well...but i think we'll be over powered by NBA big men because he is
pretty thin....plus i think he still has a year left on his contract with real
madrid...so if he still wants to play in the nba....i think it would be next
next year...or the jazz should buy him out from his current euro team to play
here in Utah...