Show guts and faith in your growing and improving core. Do not throw away the
likes of Derrick and Alec for the chance getting a "might possibly be better
than your #5 pick" guy like Parker. I don't believe that (at this
point) either Parker or Wiggins have shown themselves to be "once in a
generation" prospects. They are both going to be very good players--but so
might anyone in the top 10 this season. Please, Jazz--stand pat. Conduct
yourself like a team that expects to win and draft a Vonleh (if available)
Randle or Gordon. There is every reason to believe that one of these three guys
might be the best player in the 2014 rookie class. Consider this---if Joel Embid
can go from being the consensus #1 best player in the draft to 6 or 7 because of
a surgery, how "can't miss" can the next two have ever been?
If the Jazz keep the 5 pick, I say swing for the fence and take Embiid if
available, the huge risk is worth the greater reward (he's a once in a
generation player). If not, trade back and pass on AGordon, JRandle, and
MSmart and grab NStaukus or Dougie McBuckets, or ZLevine (he's better than
Exum, mark my words, he'll be a star!) They fill a bigger need for the
Embiid is the only choice in order ot have a franchise changer on board. The
others mentioned are good but once Parker and Wiggins are gone the game is
up.If the Cavs relinquish the #1 it will go to the Magic who have
made a great offer for the pick.
@CJ Miles - so r u saying that you like to play the Jazz cuz you can score on
em? :)You CAVs are L-U-C-K-Y! Imagine if the Jazz had had as many #1
picks as the Cavs have had...Looking forward to playing with Wiggins
Gordon is this uear's Kawhi Leonard. Please pick him.
@CJ Milesi agree with you...and its nice to see in the comments
Dennis Lindsey will continue to expose his ineptness IMO...
Bill Simmons' article on Grantland today makes a powerful case for the Jazz
staying right where they are and hoping for the best. It seems to not matter
much between 1st pick and 10th pick or even lower; it's just a crapshoot
and the odds a player will be an All-Star type only increase slightly as you
move higher in the draft. Kobe was drafted 13th. It's a crapshoot.I think there's no reason to give up any good assets the Jazz have just
to move up a few spots to roll the dice there.
Re: Matt4226What about the Bucks. They have the #2 spot and then
taking Parker. Wiggins and Parker would be gone.
I think Aaron Gordon is the best pick at 5 too. The Jazz need an athlete who
can defend bigger wings. If you are going to keep Hayward, move him to the 2.
Use the other draft picks to get some help off the bench. Until the Jazz learn
to defend, it won't matter who can score.
Once news broke that Joel Embiid had a broken foot I think the Jazz's
chance of moving up to get Parker in the draft evaporated. All signs were
pointing to Cleveland drafting Embiid and Philadelphia was going to select
Wiggins. This meant the Jazz just had to move up two spots to get Parker. Now
they will likely have to move up to the 1 or 2 spot to have a shot at getting
Please keep the number 5 pick and use it on Aaron Gordon. Use the other picks
on good 3 and 4 shooters. Gordon just might be another reincarnated AK-47 or
better. They all say that this is a very deep good draft.
Mr. Parker here we come. I hope this happens.
Well, if Lindsey has a "go for broke attitude" as was suggested in this
article, there will probably be the perfect person waiting for that approach to
be used----- Joel Embiid.
Re: Deron Williams, " Chris Paul turned out more durable and better".
I won't disagree here in 2014, but during the time D-Will was in Utah I
thought he was the best and outplayed Paul every time the teams met. D-Will has
stated publicly that he misses the Jazz system and working for coach Sloan. So
I'm not completely arguing the point about D-Will vs Chris Paul but I do
want to at least defend Williams while he wore the Jazz uniform. Peace!