Utah Jazz: No lottery luck, so Jazz remain in No. 14 spot for NBA draft

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  • THE MTN MAN Taylorsville, UT
    May 22, 2013 8:03 p.m.

    Not really a big deal. The draft this year is pretty awful. If Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore are the best players in the entire class, I would just as soon trade the pick for a future selection when more talent is available.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    May 22, 2013 5:45 p.m.


    I agree with you with regards to burks and i think Kanter has a legit jumpshot and i am sure he could stretch it out deep not as good as memo would but i know he could shoot it from there...but Kanter loves the grind at the post and i think he would be more and more polished in the next few years...Schroeder does remind me a lot of Rondo...the problem is...which team made a promise to him?...is OKC? or Dallas? since Dallas is looking for a PG...would they pass on Schroeder to gamble on CP3?...as a backup plan...Michael Carter Williams...might land at the 14th spot...but i would question his speed...Schroeder would be a legit pick if we drafted him...and start drafting role players on 21 and at the 2nd round...im in favor of drafting Myck Kabongo...but...a veteran backup PG would do well as well...

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    May 22, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    I interpret your comments to say the Jazz probably can't win a championship. I can't completely disagree with you but I do give the Jazz a chance of winning a championship at some point, but it will take a little luck. I think when players like Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh decide to team up it swings the odds significantly for a team, and unfortunately guys like that won't play in a small market like Utah. It seems unfair that it can happen like that and so teams in big markets that can attract the best players will always hold an advantage. If the Jazz are lucky enough to stumble into the right free agents and select some draft picks than turn out to be better than expected it can still happen. The same holds true for every other team of course but I don't care about other teams. We also need Corbin to pull his head out, or get another coach but who knows, that might happen too.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    May 22, 2013 4:03 p.m.

    Just shuffling the deck chairs on the HMS Titanic Mediocrity!

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    May 22, 2013 2:54 p.m.

    I haven't been overly impressed with Burks, but I do love what I know about Schroeder. He is disciplined and very athletic.

    As for the conspiracy theories about the lottery. Cleveland keeps getting high picks, as do Washington and Charolotte, and how much good does it do them? Poorly managed franchises remain bottom feeders despite the players they get. Let's not forget the Knicks under Isiah Thomas! The Jazz will never be the big destination team for the big names, so they need to play Money Ball to stay competitive.

    If your only satisfaction as a Jazz fan is an NBA championship, you just might fret yourself into an early demise. The Jazz is what it is, so we may as well enjoy the show - it's our show, after all.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    May 22, 2013 12:43 p.m.

    a Kakashi

    I can see Burks as a reserve ONLY if he is considered just a shooting guard, which I don't see him as exclusively. I see him starting at point when Hayward is at shooting guard or starting at shooting guard when Hayward is at small forward. Really, as long as Burks gets 25-30 minutes and he finishes games, I'm probably satisfied. Watch for Burks' jump shot to imporve this year..I see the Jazz doing isolations for him and Kanter, both. I believe they will be the Jazz's best shooters over the next few years.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    May 22, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    "I also find it interesting that once again Cleveland got the #1 pick. Does anyone but me think something's amiss here?"

    Now there's a conspiracy theorist's conspiracy theory. The NBA is going to essentially cheat to put Cleveland back on the map? Really? I kinda sorta hope that's true, because if the League is willing to do this for small-market nobodies like the Cavs, maybe the Jazz have a chance at eventually getting some love, too.

  • sg newhall, CA
    May 22, 2013 10:47 a.m.

    Bring Jimmer to the Jazz. It's better than not trying at all. I also find it interesting that once again Cleveland got the #1 pick. Does anyone but me think something's amiss here? Just saying.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    May 22, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    The NBA draft doesn't matter. The outcome of any game/season is in the script. Just like it is for the WWE/WWF.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    May 22, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    This is the Jazz best chance to reshape the team. We have the core 4, Jeremy Evans, and unfortunately we are stuck with Marvin Williams but other than that we can start with a clean sheet. I'm excited to see what the Jazz do this off season and their options are wide open. This will be our 1st real chance to see what Dennis Lindsey is made of. Many complain he didn't make any trades leading up to this year's trade deadline but now we can see what he does with so many options. I'm hoping for the best this off season and I hope we see some playoff action for the Jazz again real soon.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    May 22, 2013 10:01 a.m.

    @Scalman: I would like to know more about this Schroeder from Germany. Haven't heard of him. He may be the answer if you bring back Klinko and Memo. Obviously, it would make sense for the Jazz to bring back the "foreign flavor". Actually, the Jazz were selling t shirts in Russia and Turkey and bringing a lot of good will to Europe. Can someone in management stop hitting their heads on the bunkbed when they get up in the morning? A multi ethnic team is good for everyone. If the Jazz are not conscious of this issue, then they can count on Kanter walking away when his rookie contract expire in one or two years (Don't know whether it is 4 or 5 yrs). If the Jazz don't go to the "Common Core", then they better pack their bags and go ahead and move. Favors, Kanter, Hayward, Burks, and Evans are not just the young core, they represent "screaming youth" who demand their place in the world. If they don't get that spot in the sun, then you stifle an entire generation of young fans in Utah.

  • logicalsportsanalyst West Jordan, UT
    May 22, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    This off season is going to be crazy for the Jazz, and for the NBA as well. Take a look at the Free Agents out there right now! All of them are hungry for big contracts and better opportunities. The Jazz FO has to decide whether they are going to get a LEGITIMATE FA or a couple role players. With the cap space they have withouth AL, Milsap, Mo, etc. they should be able to do a little of both-with the draft assisting. I think it would be FOOLISH to depend on anyone in this year's draft to come in running/starting.

    As far as the rest of the NBA, I expect to see some serious roster changes in Dallas and Atlanta. With everything going as crazy as it is, I don't think ANYTHING would surprise me this off season.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 22, 2013 8:07 a.m.

    "Hopefully, we aren't going to be there too often to be doing this,...".


    "It certainly gives us clarity....".


    "There's some athleticism in this draft,...".

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement.

    "...The last five No. 14 picks include the Bucks' John Henson, Houston's Marcus Morris and Patrick Patterson, Phoenix's Earl Clark and Golden State's Anthony Randolph...".

    Hopefully... with clarity... some athleticism...in this draft... will be there for the taking...just like the last five No. 14 picks.

    May 22, 2013 7:41 a.m.

    Trade for Jimmer!

  • T-Roy Summerville, SC
    May 22, 2013 7:25 a.m.

    I would think about trading the 14th and a future first round pick and move up to the top 5 and take burke. I think if we did that we would be set. If that does not happen I say take the PG from Germany and then a big ie a 4 or 5 with the 21st pick and if that does not pan out that there is a good big I would take hardaway JR from Michigan because he can score.

  • touchdownking Sandy, UT
    May 22, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    DN which is it ??? In the article the #2 pick is the Bobcats with #4 the Magic, but at the bottom on the listing it's reversed.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    May 22, 2013 6:34 a.m.


    some mock drafts have schroeder coming to us...but there are rumors that he promised a team...and that's hoping its utah...also...would you have Burks as a reserve?

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    May 21, 2013 9:28 p.m.

    Point guard Schroeder of Germany should be available at number 14. He plays strong D and is real quick from what I have read and reminds many of the Celtics Rondo. Could be a nice pairing with Burks at the point.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    May 21, 2013 7:53 p.m.

    Boy I know I am surprised at the outcome. Who would have thought..??