@eaglei agree with you...watching the interviews...i think they will
bring in vets...and...i think Ty would play the vets more...so another stumped
growth for the young guys this year...
With Sloan as an advisor, I doubt the Jazz go young. They will probably have
too many so-so vets that will take too much playing time as Corbin, looking to
save his job, will try to eek out as many wins as possible. Burke seems like a
steal though he did heave up a lot of shots. But I think he could be a really
good NBA player. The French guy is a project and if he can turn into a poor
man's Mark Eaton (with more offensive skills but certainly not
defensively), that would help the Jazz. I don't know what to
think about Jimmer. A lot of people are down on him. I think in a good system
he could be valuable though I doubt he'll be a center piece at this point.
But I think he will be a better player than many people think on these blogs
when it's all said and done.
i think they will go all young this year...why?...next year's draft
features talent that can be superstars in this league....think about it...add a
guy like Jabari Parker or Wiggins in to this team...and you get a young up and
coming team that will be good in 2-3years...a change in coach may take them over
the top...but...i dont want to bank on that one...but i have faith with
Dennis...and i'm sure he'll do a good job....
Anyone watch the Gobert highlights? Wow, a 7'1" dude who can dunk.
Who would have thunk it? From the highlights he did seem to have a
pretty limited skillset but I did seem him use both hands while close in to the
basket. He did seem a bit soft though but what are you really going to get late
in the first round? The dude is huge and as they say you can't teach size
so if he pans out then you have a Hibbert-like possibility. Beef him up and see
what he can do.Burk was as good as PG as there was in the draft so
we will see what happens there. Could not have picked anyone better I
don't think. Bottom line is this draft is pretty weak and even if we do
suck next year then we get in the 2014 lottery which is expected to be much more
talent laden.Youth movement appears to be underway. Just be
prepared for some losing but we need to get the young guys on the court together
to get working on the chemistry and then in 2-3 years maybe we can do something.
All of you jokers asking for jimmer are just being ridiculous at this point. He
is not an NBA player, why do you think the kings just drafted 2 gaurds? Jimmer
is a one trick poney who cant even create his own shot, absolutely fantastically
amazing college player, that is where it ends.Jimmer to Utah is not
a basketball move, if the jazz pulled that BS it would say to everyone "We
dont care about basketball, just gimmicks."Go Jazz
I think this is a GREAT sign for the Jazz if only to show the fanbase that
managment has some guts to take risks and make a move. Strictly from a business
standpoint, Jimmer would sell tickets. Also, if given the role of spreading the
floor a bit more by being Danny Green 2.0-shoot threes....I think Jimmer would
be very valuable.
I am fine starting Burke, Burkes, Hayward, Favors, and Kanter and allowing them
to grow while taking us to a low-win season. Let them develop and get a good
lottery pick next year. I just want the fans to understand that they will need
to be patient. We can sign a group of guys that will help us barely make the
playoffs next year, or we can miss the playoffs and plan for the future. We
have to understand that we are not going to win 60 games while we are in
Things to work on for Gobert:Defensive intensityRunning the floor
every possessionDefensive intensityReboundingDefensive
intensityPutting on weightDefensive intensityThings to
not worry about:Offense, shooting, footwork, ball handling. If he is going to help the Jazz, he will need to be a primarily defensive
player. Offense can come after he has established himself defensively.
With all the free agents the Jazz stand to lose, they also should have
bucketfuls of money to throw at the free-agent market. It will be interesting to
see who the Jazz lure back or acquire come July. I think they'll be fine.
Point guard in this league is so important. I hope this one works out.
Well done Jazz.
I saw a short interview of Trey Burke with a cute blonde. She was asking him
about a fashion statement of his wearing blue and gold. He said that was for the
fans of Michigan who had wanted him to come back. He then quoted as saying
"I'm proud to be here and hope that I can be there many years with you
guys" in Utah. He is aggressive and in control. His obvious fashion role
model was LeBron. His suit was light blue and his tie was a bright gold. This
says that he has conservative values of hard work but also that he wants to
shine. He is comfortable around women. There were previous stories of how his
mother was being interviewed when the trade was announced. Here's another
one that Karl needs to put his arm around. Go Jazz. Go Big Blue!
I like what the Jazz did. Add 2 point guards and an athletic center. As a Jazz
fan, I want the team to win, but am willing to go through this season with
player development in mind. Ending up in the lottery would not be a bad thing,
considering the draft is supposed to be much deeper next year. Wiggins and
Parker will likely be in that draft. The draft is a crapshoot
anyway... It is possible with either point guard they could have found a gem....
I think the Jazz did the best in the draft with what they had.
I'm thrilled with what the Jazz did in this draft. When considering team
needs I think the Jazz did the best job of all the teams in the league with this
draft. You never know how young players tuRn out but even if Burke becomes a
bust down the road I will still believe the Jazz did everything in their power
to get better. I don't know if the Jazz will want to get saddled with some
expensive free agents because next year they are going to have to step up to
resign Hayward and Favors. Let Millsap and Jefferson go Jazz so we can build
this new young core. Way to go Jazz!
It's going to be a few years, but the Jazz are building a great young core.
I hope we don't fill the roster with a bunch of washed out vets - keep it
young Jazz. Sure, we'll lose a lot of games but we need to build this young
talent and keep them happy with minutes. Get a couple of good vets and a bunch
of young talent and we are looking at a great team in a few years. And yes -
let's get Jimmer! Davies could be a good filler too as a FA.
cudos to Lindsay he at least did something that has the potential to take the
team somewhere. None of these players has played against an NBA caliber player
but here is hoping they prove the new admin to be good at what they do.The French center came here and he had a workout so hopefully he was chosen
for something the Jazz saw, he was the only one of the 70 hopefuls chosen so
there must be something there besides size.
Kakashi..Right on.. But I'd give Corbin one more chance, I think anyone
with Jefferson on their team will loose two thirds of their games. If Lindsey
can pull a Spurs type team together, tough on defense and everyone plays hard
then the Jazz will be back in a hurry. I think the Jazz should pick up Ridnour
(although he isn't the best defender). Or sign and trade Jefferson for a
better veteran point guard.
Jazz will be lucky to win 30 games next year without Al and Paul. Burkes is not
going to be great in the NBA. He will be good, but good only gets you battling
for the last few playoff spots. Jazz have nobody that I see that will be
consistently great. Good most of the times, great every now and then. Jazz fans
don't get too excited for the future. This group of youngsters aren't
championship caliber. Sorry. Goubert was a waste pick but then he didn't
Jazz join "Tankapalozza 2014" to posture for the best draft in a decade.
Here's hoping "the odds are ever in our favor."
Re "dare I say Jimmer?"No. You may not. The Jazz have cap
room and need players who can play at both ends of the court AND do more than
one thing on offense. If you want that kind of specialist, getting Korver
back's better.No matter how good Burke is, the Jazz (with
"Senior Consultant" Jerry Sloan back) are unlikely to see his full
potential in his rookie season. You gotta doubt Mo would take a one year deal
where his minutes might drop quite a bit (if the Jazz want him back). So a
trade for a senior PG with 1-2 years (and 25-30 minutes/game) left on a
contract (and a career) might make more sense) to both use and develop Burke.Also, if both Al and Paul go, two capable bench bigs are another big
need. And if the record-setting sharpshooter and not terrible 2 Foy goes,
there's another hole Jimmer (or Burks alone) can't fill.Today was a good start. But there's more to do to a)aim for 6 or 7th in
this year's playoffs and b) higher (and higher) to build a real contender
in the years following.
I like these moves, can't wait for the Summer League to start to get a look
@Hugh G. Hateryou do know that rookie contracts would extend more
than 2014-2015 season?...if you are trolling...then good for you what ever
floats your boat...but i would agree that the playoffs would be a slim dream...
Rodgers is right on.
i don't think this draft reveals anything about the Jazz's free agent
plans, other than that they are probably not signing Chris Paul in free agency.
Its not like they could draft a veteran in the draft. Anyone they draft would
add to the youth movement and not the veteran qualities of the team. What the
jazz do with the free agents remains to be seen.
The Jazz need some sharp shooters now, dare I say Jimmer or Jaycee?
now its filling the holes...i will be patient even if it takes us a decade...but
i am sure we are heading the right direction...and 2-3 years from
now...we'll be back....i still think a better coach would be nice
@scalmani agree with you...he really needs to add weight...but
that's not all...he needs work offensively...but...then it hit me...Karl
Malone has this...and would teach the kid a thing or two...cant teach that 9 ft
standing reach...so yes...i would not count Rudy Gobert out just yet...but i do
wish Ante Tomic would come...
I like the move to get Burke. The only thing better would have been to draft
Larkin and send him to Transylvania to have his body stretched. No doubt of his
heart. If Burke has the heart, then he will be a winner for Utah. Gobert is a
work in progress. That is why they hired Malone to work with the bigs. Wilt
the Stilt could stand flatfooted and wrap both hands around the rim. I am
thinkin' that Gobert may have a ridiculous ability at the rim. We shall
see if Malone can turn him into a tiger. No turn the other cheek for Karl. Rudy
is worth the investment. All in all, pretty good night for the Jazz. This sets
the tone for free agency and some spear carriers to go with the "Core
Four". I am hopin' that both Jefferson and Millsap go on their way. It
has also been stated that the 2014 draft will be a bonanza with plenty of gold.
The Jazz will have a rough year but it looks like it's a blue skies over
the hill. Dennis Lindsey is no "Goober". He "done good" at
least until July 1 and free agency.
Gobert coach will be Karl Malone.. He will be fine.
@KakashiI suggest some patience evaluating Gobert. I just read about him,
and you're right about him getting pushed around by NBA types presently but
I don't see anyone scoring over him. He just needs to add some weight. He
is really athletic...let's see how he develops.
any idea what we give for gobert?
@Rogersi guess the Jazz "season" Stockton to
retirement...you do know that John had a lot of lucrative offers from different
teams...he just turns them down...to re-join with the Jazz...
i dont like the Rudy Gobert pick....the dude cant hold his own on the
block...get pushed easy by small forwards...but...he is ridiculously long...over
9 feet standing reach...but...he wont do much...people would just score all over
him...he would be a turnover prone big man because if he spins to the
baseline...with a simple bump...he'll get pushed out and would be forced to
throw an errant pass outside...i think he will be stashed in europe till he
bulks up....we need to bring in Ante Tomic....hope that he considers joining us
Couldn't have been a better pick than if we were choosing #1..... This is
even better than getting Deron Crybaby Williams!
Jazz philosophy is to "season" rookies. Check Deron Williams. We
won't see Burke until 2014-2015.
Was wondering why Minny would draft a point when they have a good one. Now we
know. This trade will help both teams.. Good job Dennis...
@scalmanthanks for that info...looks like we got some fighters in
this young core
Just to add...Larkin and Plumlee...would've been good as well...oh
well...this was a pleasant surprise for me...let's just hope...they wont
sign Big Al...and sign someone else....
I watched this guy in the NCAA final game, and he got into early foul trouble.
He sat much of the first half because of the fouls but then came out blazing in
the second half. If Michigan had rebounded better, I think that Burke would have
let them to the national championship. He just wouldn't say die, much like
Gordon Hayward in his NCAA final and Alec Burks in his NIT final.
@Just Wonderingwho'd you rather have? to be honest...Schroeder
and Plumlee would've been a good draft...i have little info on trey
burke...because i never think Utah would move up to take him so i didn't
bother to check on him....my best guess...the Jazz took all the other
PGs...confirming their choice of Burke...that Trey Burke was better...i just
hope that the Jazz fans wont ask for Lindsey's head if this didnt go
well...and what i fear is...they will sign Big Al....
If that is the Jazz starting line-up next year, then they can expect to find
themselves back in the end of the lottery at the end of the 2014 season...
Whew, that was close.
Wow...didn't expect this without losing a player. This guy is apparently a
fine, all-around point guard who is very intense, a little larger than Chris
Paul, excellent assist-to-turnover ratio, solid pick-and-role efficiency, and a
proven winner. His shooting percentage as a jump shooter is excellent, too. Good
WOW...just wow...this was a surprise that i didnt see coming...