Brad Rock: Don't touch that dial! Jazz still in deal mode

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  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    June 26, 2014 3:07 p.m.

    Show guts and faith in your growing and improving core. Do not throw away the likes of Derrick and Alec for the chance getting a "might possibly be better than your #5 pick" guy like Parker. I don't believe that (at this point) either Parker or Wiggins have shown themselves to be "once in a generation" prospects. They are both going to be very good players--but so might anyone in the top 10 this season. Please, Jazz--stand pat. Conduct yourself like a team that expects to win and draft a Vonleh (if available) Randle or Gordon. There is every reason to believe that one of these three guys might be the best player in the 2014 rookie class. Consider this---if Joel Embid can go from being the consensus #1 best player in the draft to 6 or 7 because of a surgery, how "can't miss" can the next two have ever been?

  • COOL HAND LUKE Watching, UT
    June 26, 2014 10:49 a.m.

    If the Jazz keep the 5 pick, I say swing for the fence and take Embiid if available, the huge risk is worth the greater reward (he's a once in a generation player). If not, trade back and pass on AGordon, JRandle, and MSmart and grab NStaukus or Dougie McBuckets, or ZLevine (he's better than Exum, mark my words, he'll be a star!) They fill a bigger need for the Jazz.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    June 26, 2014 8:02 a.m.

    Embiid is the only choice in order ot have a franchise changer on board. The others mentioned are good but once Parker and Wiggins are gone the game is up.

    If the Cavs relinquish the #1 it will go to the Magic who have made a great offer for the pick.

  • Utah Valley Guy Springville, UT
    June 25, 2014 11:07 p.m.

    @CJ Miles - so r u saying that you like to play the Jazz cuz you can score on em? :)

    You CAVs are L-U-C-K-Y! Imagine if the Jazz had had as many #1 picks as the Cavs have had...

    Looking forward to playing with Wiggins or Parker?

  • stevebob Farmington, UT
    June 25, 2014 10:44 p.m.

    Gordon is this uear's Kawhi Leonard. Please pick him.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 25, 2014 10:33 p.m.

    @CJ Miles

    i agree with you...and its nice to see in the comments section again...

  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    June 25, 2014 9:15 p.m.

    Dennis Lindsey will continue to expose his ineptness IMO...

  • ultragrampa Farmington, UT
    June 25, 2014 8:36 p.m.

    Bill Simmons' article on Grantland today makes a powerful case for the Jazz staying right where they are and hoping for the best. It seems to not matter much between 1st pick and 10th pick or even lower; it's just a crapshoot and the odds a player will be an All-Star type only increase slightly as you move higher in the draft. Kobe was drafted 13th. It's a crapshoot.

    I think there's no reason to give up any good assets the Jazz have just to move up a few spots to roll the dice there.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    June 25, 2014 7:11 p.m.

    Re: Matt4226

    What about the Bucks. They have the #2 spot and then taking Parker. Wiggins and Parker would be gone.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    June 25, 2014 5:22 p.m.

    I think Aaron Gordon is the best pick at 5 too. The Jazz need an athlete who can defend bigger wings. If you are going to keep Hayward, move him to the 2. Use the other draft picks to get some help off the bench. Until the Jazz learn to defend, it won't matter who can score.

  • matt4226 Holladay, UT
    June 25, 2014 4:50 p.m.

    Once news broke that Joel Embiid had a broken foot I think the Jazz's chance of moving up to get Parker in the draft evaporated. All signs were pointing to Cleveland drafting Embiid and Philadelphia was going to select Wiggins. This meant the Jazz just had to move up two spots to get Parker. Now they will likely have to move up to the 1 or 2 spot to have a shot at getting him.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    June 25, 2014 4:02 p.m.

    Please keep the number 5 pick and use it on Aaron Gordon. Use the other picks on good 3 and 4 shooters. Gordon just might be another reincarnated AK-47 or better. They all say that this is a very deep good draft.

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    June 25, 2014 3:49 p.m.

    Mr. Parker here we come. I hope this happens.

  • buryme Mesa, AZ
    June 25, 2014 3:41 p.m.

    Well, if Lindsey has a "go for broke attitude" as was suggested in this article, there will probably be the perfect person waiting for that approach to be used----- Joel Embiid.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    June 25, 2014 3:31 p.m.

    Re: Deron Williams, " Chris Paul turned out more durable and better". I won't disagree here in 2014, but during the time D-Will was in Utah I thought he was the best and outplayed Paul every time the teams met. D-Will has stated publicly that he misses the Jazz system and working for coach Sloan. So I'm not completely arguing the point about D-Will vs Chris Paul but I do want to at least defend Williams while he wore the Jazz uniform. Peace!