Doug Robinson: Why the Jazz passing on the crapshoot known as the NBA draft makes sense

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  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    June 20, 2019 9:45 p.m.

    Hey Jazz stop drafting people with the name Trey

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    June 20, 2019 11:11 a.m.


    I rarely if ever read your comments as they tend to be over the top encomiums to the tds.

    Since this was a piece about the NBA as well as the draft in general, I decided to give your effort a go.

    Thank you for your balanced approach to this well researched piece.

    Hopefully the myth that the Jazz are Draft Guru's will forever be put to rest.

  • goforit Provo, UT
    June 20, 2019 7:50 a.m.

    Good article showing that the Jazz are one of the best organizations in recognizing talent and developing it, is a myth. They have two hits in the past decade with numerous misses.

    Teams with better draft records in the same time period. Milwaukee, Denver, Portland, San Antonio, Golden State to name a few.

    Trades have worked out better, but Conley won't put them over the top. They still have no number 1 option and this years playoffs shows a team needs that. Mitchell and Conley gives them two good number 2's. I put them number 4 in the West if they can remain healthy.

    O'Neill, Exum, and Niang needs to take steps forward, and Ingles, Conley and Favors can't slide at all. Age will be a problem for all three.

  • Vonsvomit Tooele, UT
    June 20, 2019 4:48 a.m.

    I would have to say I agree with the Jazz staying out of the draft. The Jazz have money and time wasted drafting top talent who either turned out to be professional bench warmers or bust. How ever, in signing older players such as this Conley guy the Jazz as also run considerable risk of a glorified hanger queen who is prone to injury and just does not fit into the Jazz system of play. And that is what bothers me most.

    Derrick Favors is a good player. Ricky Rubio is s good player. Sure Rubio had problems shooting. But as the article mentioned, perhaps Rubio is a role player. Perhaps the Jazz could have moved him into a position where Rubio could have grown and maybe he could have stayed. Favors on the other hand is a good player that had to drop hints through the media that he wanted to stay. That is RARE. And a good thing.

    So I am going to take a wait and see approach to Conley. I am sure he is a good player for the Grizzlies. But with Utah, will he be a good player for the Jazz? Will he be a great fit for Gobert and his stifling defense, and Mitchell and his youthful enthusiasm.

    So I say Go Jazz. Get us as championship.