I sense smokescreen with this one...
I am beginning to lean on Aaron Gordon now...and if so...im hoping they re-sign
Hayward....Favors Gordon Hayward Burks and Burke...is good...if they are not
going to re-sign Hayward...at least make a sign and trade to Phoenix for two of
their picks...and get Nik Stauskas...because we really need a shooter...i am
actually not liking Vonleh right now...even though he could be something...but
after watching a few games...im not comfortable with a guy that just vanishes
from the game...and if Jerry Sloan has a say in drafting...im guessing we are
getting Aaron Gordon...i think he's a sloan kind of guy
coleman: I don't know what your reading to say Vonleh is a better athlete
than Gordon, no way, Gordon is as athletic as they come and especially for a
6'9 player that can play the 3 and the 4 . Potentially Gordon has the same
ceiling is Embid or Wiggins, he had a 39 in vert at he combine but has jumped
42" , he has a great motor, work ethic, good handles, good rebounder, good
passer, all things we need. I've watched videos of Vonleh and he
doesn't impress me, the only thing real impressive in his measurements and
the fact he can shoot fairly good from outside. As far as Zach Lavine he is
another unbelievable athlete but more of a risk . He has a pretty good shot,
runs the floor well, has great size for a point guard but most mocks have him
somewhere in the 12 to 18 range. Potential wise he is up their and who ever gets
him will have a player with a big upside.
A lot of people really like this guy. Some people suggest that he might go
higher than number five in the draft. It seems like the Jazz could deal well
either way. They'll probably get either Vonley or Exum. Both are great
Aaron Gordon please. Let's get someone who can handle Griffen (in time)
and has a lot of upside.
I'd really like to see the Jazz trade Hayward to the Celtics for their #6
pick. I'm not high on Vonleh, but he is young. I like Gordon and Marcus
Smart for toughness and grit. That's what the Jazz need.
I agree with Doc33. I have watched both Gordon and Vonleh on ESPN, BIG10 and
PAC12 networks.... what Gordon is is not your #1 or #2 option scorer but could
be as he grows and matures(he is only 18) he makes up with everything else
(defense & rebounding, energy) and he is quick on fast breaks, ALA Blake
Griffen and Karl Malone. When Gordon was not scoring he was active defensively,
etc. Vonleh disappeared on occasion, not only offensively but defensively as
well. Gordon has a higher Basketball I.Q. I think......Remember where a player
by the last name of Leonard was drafted (after Jimmer, a scorer).....The draft
is and can be a subjected potential and I think Gordon has a better upside.
If the Jazz are drafting for a small forward, I would think Vonleh is their
man....If they are drafting for a power forward, Randle is their man.......Both
these guys are young....The difference is that Randle is more of a brute and
Vonleh is more finesse.This is not to slight Exuum. I don't
know much about him...I've wondered for some time why so many folks are
high on him....If he's all they say he is, draft him, move Hayward to SF,
and draft a shooter with #23.
This kid's a creampuff. I saw him play numerous times on the B10 Network,
and he'd disappear for long stretches of their (IU) games. Vonleh is a
bust waiting to happen. Forget him and draft Aaron Gordon; he's got a
motor that doesn't quit. He's so aggressive; I see the Blake Griffin
comparisons.In 3 or 4 years, Gordon will be a monster. His shooting
is not as bad as people think mainly because he is not afraid to shoot.
He'll get better in that department, but the Jazz desperately need someone
with an assassin's mentality. Too many softees on this team.
In terms of pure athletic ability, Noah Vonleh should be the first on the list
for the Jazz at number 5. However, in the event that Vonleh may be taken before
the Jazz make their selection, they should draft Zach Lavine. The only other
player that might have that level of athleticism would be Joel Embiid which the
Jazz have no chance of taking.
I hope they can get Exum in for a workout, my preference at the 5 spot is Gordon
then Exum, then Vonleh, at the 23 spot I like Anderson, RGIII, Warren or