With Okur, Sap, Favors, AJ and hopefully Fes next year (and Tomic if he ever
comes over), the Jazz for the first time in a long while are loaded at the
frontcourt. What they need are backcourt players. Hayward might work out at the
2 or 3. AK47 is getting old and questionable whether he'll come back. CJ is
too inconsistent, but maybe you need to keep for another year to have
experience. This years draft is a bit thin. Why not draft a non-drafted
or waived player from the last couple of years. Sherron Collins or Scottie
Reynolds ring any bells? All American players that are at least as good as
Knight (the Ky guard) and probably as good as Kemba Walker too and unsigned by
any NBA teams for the time being. I say if you can't get into the top 4
this year, trade the first or even both first round picks (and/or CJ or anyone
else on team not mentioned above in package) for a good, experienced SG/SF, and
use the second pick in the first round, or even the second round pick, on
Collins or Reynolds.
@JBQ: getting a big man is the last theing utah needs right now. next year the
jazz will have millsap, jefferson, favors, okur if he finally gets healthy, and
possibly ante tomic, we dont need any more big men. what we need is awing who
can score, so we need to find a way to get harrison barnes or derrick williams
@ Duke5Every organization big Al has been with were losers while he
was there. How ever: I believe with his offensive skills he can be an asset to a
winning team playing along side a long defensive minded center to cover up his
defensive weaknesses. Especially if he will work on his own defense in the off
season. He's a 4 not a 5 The Jazz are not a losing organization, just this year
with Big Al playing center.
With how the NBA officiates the guard play you definitely need a big guy to clog
the paint because it is impossible for a guard to defend his guy one on one
without fouling. Jefferson has to play the 4, there shouldn't even be an
argument there because he is not a true center that can stop penetration.
I have been so disappointed in the leadership of the vetran players. It seems
like they look for excuses NOT to play. AK has a bruised nerve in his knee? A
hang nail here and there and they all sit on the bench earning their millions.
NO heart on this team.
With positioning for the draft in question, it would do no good to do well now
with so few games left. At the top of the draft board, there are several
quality big men who could really help the Jazz. Bring in Tomic and draft Kanter
who is a beast from Turkey (Kentucky) and you could move Jefferson to forward as
well as Millsap. There is also a chance to draft the good guard from Kentucky.
There is actually a postive on the "other side of the horizon".
Sorry Al! Its too bad you had to come to such a "loser organization".
Big Al has a nice offensive game. I hope he will work on his lateral movement
and defensive short comings this off season. I for one have seen enough of him
playing the five. He needs to play the four along side either Favors or Fesenko
at the five. In todays NBA you need a true center out there that can defend the
paint. If he can score it's an added bonus. But first and foremost your center
has got to be able to defend down on the low block. If not you will see layup
after layup down there and that coinsides with a losing season. Jerry and Kevin
got on the wrong track with this smallball thinking. I hope Tyrone Corbin has
learned from their mistake. I hope Kevin O Conner has learned something too.
Smallball is dead. Just ask Golden State