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Published: Thursday, June 27 2013 6:40 p.m. MDT

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caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

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.

Hugh G. Hater
Swat Lake City, UT

Rodgers is right on.

Tokyo, Japan

@Hugh G. Hater

you 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...

Richfield, UT

I like these moves, can't wait for the Summer League to start to get a look at them.

West Haven, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

Jazz join "Tankapalozza 2014" to posture for the best draft in a decade. Here's hoping "the odds are ever in our favor."

Provo, UT

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 cost much.


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.

Roosevelt, UT

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.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

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.

Ivins, UT

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!

Provo, UT

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.

Saint Louis, MO

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!

Salt Lake City, UT

Well done Jazz.

Lew Scannon
Provo, UT

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.

Idaho Falls, ID

Things to work on for Gobert:
Defensive intensity
Running the floor every possession
Defensive intensity
Defensive intensity
Putting on weight
Defensive intensity

Things 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.

Idaho Falls, ID

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 rebuilding mode.

West Jordan, UT

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.


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

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

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.

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