Utah Jazz: Team is a long shot to win NBA's draft lottery

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    May 26, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    @Coleman51 and @Jazzsmack

    i did some research...on numbers...rookie year...Hayward has an edge on Paul George...Hayward scored his first 30pt game his rookie year...final game...Paul George..only this year....Hayward on his Second Year was more consistent that Paul George...and this year...we know what happened...Paul George erupted in the absence of Danny Granger...meaning...plays for Granger...went to George...so Opportunity was given to him and took advantage...Hayward on his third year...was a consistent solid performer...but never was a primary option on offense...he was 4th option at best...This off season...Dennis Lindsey challenged Hayward to be the leader...im guessing giving him the green light to make plays...so im not counting the Hayward pick out...since he was consistent all throughout the year...being a 3rd or 4th option...but...that being said...i give Paul George a huge lead on Hayward with regards to Rebounding...i think that is one area Hayward can improve on...to have an overall game...Score Pass rebound and defend...i just took a look of how they manage year after year...

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    May 22, 2013 6:03 p.m.


    yup...but this year its Lindsey's call...i know that we should learn from the past...and we've made a lot...and we don't really know what or how the brass grade their players...but...i wont go that far and calling Paul George a great player...he hasnt proven anything yet...

  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    May 21, 2013 7:01 p.m.


    as the saying goes:

    Past is prologue

    If you do not learn from past draft mistakes and failures and misses, then you will never learn.
    so they get a good player hayward, instead of great player like george. and Jazz miss the playoffs.

    The Jazz seem to never learn. And they rarely ever tried to move up even one space. as a result hey missed out on a lot of great players,

    they have also over valued the point guard an d pf, almost all championship teams have point guards drafted late in the first round and role players in the pf position.

    Center, shooting guard, and small forward are most important positions NOT the point and power forward.

    Will the jazz learn or are they just satisfied with "good" players and mediocre team?

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    May 21, 2013 5:10 p.m.


    you do know...that Indiana and Utah have different styles of play right?...if we did get Paul George...we would still run an old offense that would go through Big Al, Paul Millsap and Mo Williams...would he get the same opportunities that he had when he was in Indiana?...i dont know probably...as Hayward was given a green light to penetrate the difference between them...is Hayward always choose to pass the ball...while Paul...would just flat out finish it...i actually rated Paul George higher during that draft year...because he is the most athletic out of that draft class and has a very high ceiling...but...i wouldn't be so down about not getting him...Hayward right now won't be an all-star...and Paul George might leave him to dust...but im content with the pick...if your way of thinking is like that...heck we could have drafted Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili...so there are a lot of players that we could have picked...we would only waste time thinking about past drafts...all we could do is show support..and have faith...and just be fans

  • mightyd Hurricane, UT
    May 21, 2013 10:06 a.m.


    .....THAT high??????

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    May 21, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    one half of one percent chance?

    sounds like the chances of the Jazz winning the NBA.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    May 21, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Rightfully or wrongfully, the Jazz have to make a "great leap of faith". They have to believe in their young core, especially Favors and Kanter and build around them. They have to take the salary cap space and go for a good point guard. After watching Jack against the Spurs, he is worth an extended look. However, as a word of caution, he shoots like he is a "pop corn machine". Actually, the best profile for what they need is D Will. So then, look for someone in that mold.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    May 21, 2013 7:40 a.m.

    The Jazz may trade up with the 21st pick and a player. In this years lottery, there may be some teams that would be willing to do that. In spite of claims that this is a weak draft, the athleticism of the players in this years draft is the highest in history. The Jazz would do well in trading up in this draft. As far as the Gordon Hayward selection, one only needs to realize that we could have had Paul George who plays for Indiana and is a super-star already. You would hope the Jazz would select players that have real potential rather than hoped-for potential.