Utah Jazz notebook: 'Foldin' (Golden) State gets lucky in coin flip to keep 1st-round pick

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    April 29, 2012 10:05 p.m.


    golden state picks would be protected...i think top 10?...and the end of the deal if the Jazz cant get the picks..the jazz would get i think 2nd rounders im not sure...

    for the 3pt specialist...say Ray Allen? he may be old...but he still can play and drain the three...i still think we need to improve our D...interior D...because we dont have it when Al Jeff is in the floor...the blks stat doesnt mean he is a good defender...and whenever i see Al Jeff...manning the paint..and opponent guards or wings are driving without contention...i winced in pain...coz al jeff would be just looking at them while they lay it up or dunk it

  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    April 29, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    Re "Good to know the Jazz can still get Golden State's pick next year or the year after." as noted by scalman above..

    Wait a minute! Is the next year's pick also "protected" - so GS can do this to the Jazz AGAIN??

    First I heard of that. Please clarify! I know the young Jazz can go without a 1st rounder this year and just develop the talent they have. Hayward, Favors, Kantor, Burks - and Evans (unique but still an unknown quality) - should all improve significantly over the off-season - and improve the perimeter shooting and interior mayhem - and Millsap can center his conditioning and other work around becoming as effective against threes as fours.

    And Harris may still elevate his game. Something made him an all star - and he doesn't seem injured. The only real change I see that makes sense - and seems likely to feasible in the trade/free agent market - is getting a three specialist who can play at least adequate D and who's not a head case like our Mr. Miles.

  • md Cache, UT
    April 28, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    @TheHailstorm I think they already picked a loser....Mark Jackson. Anyone who can't get along with Stockton likely has some issues. I would suspect jealousy.

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    April 28, 2012 11:07 a.m.

    Better still, why not wish that they pick a loser.
    I'd like nothing better than to hear Mark Jackson say, " oops, We bet on the wrong horse'"

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    April 28, 2012 7:40 a.m.

    Good to know the Jazz can still get Golden State's pick next year or the year after. This draft is going to be a weak PG draft, anyway. Keeping Harris another year and possibly bringing in Goran Dragic could work pretty well through next year. That said, let's see if someone leapfrogs GS at the draft...guess KOC or Layden or Hornacek will be hanging out behind the curtain, just in case.

  • md Cache, UT
    April 28, 2012 7:12 a.m.

    Golden State had no difficulty losing to get the pick. It would be awesome if someone leapfrogged them in the draft. Oh well, can't make a perennial losing franchise a winner with one pick.