Utah Jazz get up-close look at Indiana center Noah Vonleh

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  • SaltyDog Rexburg, ID
    June 17, 2014 9:15 p.m.

    I sense smokescreen with this one...

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 17, 2014 6:38 p.m.

    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

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 17, 2014 3:51 p.m.

    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.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    June 17, 2014 10:41 a.m.

    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 possibilities.

  • Live-In-AZ ,
    June 17, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    Aaron Gordon please. Let's get someone who can handle Griffen (in time) and has a lot of upside.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    June 17, 2014 9:54 a.m.

    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.

  • Idahotransplant West Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2014 9:42 a.m.

    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.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    June 17, 2014 8:23 a.m.

    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.

  • doc33 Las Vegas, NV
    June 16, 2014 11:18 p.m.

    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.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    June 16, 2014 9:43 p.m.

    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.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 16, 2014 7:51 p.m.

    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 Clarkson.