Comments about ‘Utah Jazz to pick 9 different players at No. 14, according to NBA mock talk’

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Published: Monday, June 24 2013 10:30 p.m. MDT

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Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

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...

rvalens2
Burley, ID

"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 Genessy

Sounds 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 available.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

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.

earthquakejake
Logan, UT

I'm hoping the jazz get Carter-Williams. I think he fits in well and could make a difference right away.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Don't draft Olynick and don't trade for Jimmer.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Olynyk will be a good pro, but the Jazz need a point guard. Take the guy from the Univ of Miami.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

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...

ed
Los Olivos, CA

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."

satch
Highland, UT

I'd like to see CJ McCollum in Utah.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@ed

i 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...

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