But no speculation about just what the jazz would be looking for? or who? what
is the greatest need on this team right now?
re:dumprake "...greatest need right now?"To get rid of the
offense-stagnating, ball holding, shot forcing Al Jefferson. If you
have watched any post season playoff games you will notice that no other team
has a player catch the ball and stand still while holding sometimes for
literally up to 9 seconds without anyone else touching it...THEN after the
defense is rested and set THEN he forces the shot up through a double and triple
team!Truth be told though there is nobody in this draft at 8 that is
going to have any significant impact on our team for 3-5 tears if at all.Rudy Gay is the only #8 pick in the last 10 years that is even a
starter. Hate to burst your bubble people. We have a ton of youth and we ought
to trade some veterans to get the remaining future positions/roles established.
Then you wait to see if it works.Look at how long it has
taken OKC and then have 2 top players with a close third.This is
going to take years and alot of patience to really see what we have with this
Doesn't really matter. The Jazz wouldn't pick what would help them
anyway. Why should they change now?
Al, Bell, CJ, for Jimmer!
What this team needs is a spark plug! A distributor, who can create his own shot
and make team mates around him better. Oh what could have been.
Remember when the Jazz passed on Tony Parker for Raul Lopez? Hmmmmm"IF" we can get a 1st rounder this year, maybe make a play for
Lillard, Rivers, or Marshal…….Free agency, Dragic or
Lowery would be my main focus. I don't think Nash can be wooed. Although trading Big Al and C.J. for a draft pick and a pure shooter. We need
one! WE NEED A LUCKY PING PONG BALL!
First of all, congratulations to the Golden State Warriors for making a mockery
out of the NBA and the NBA draft lottery for tanking the second half of the
season. Just when they weren't falling fast enough, they even shelved
David Lee with a faux injury.Golden State has grown accustomed to
getting something for nothing. They may as well get to keep this year's
pick, so they can squander it away, like all their other lottery picks, so they
can turn their focus on fighting to keep their top six pick next year as
well.Stay classy, Oakland. lol
Here come all the negative comments. I hate seeing these so-called
"fans" who have nothing good to say about their team.FACT: Every
team has embarrassing moments in their draft history. The Jazz are not the only
team who passed on Tony Parker.FACT: Al Jefferson is our #1 scoring
option, and one of the best post players in the league. He improved almost
every aspect of his game this season from last season, even his number of
assists.FACT: Kevin O'Connor is responsible for making some great
moves over the last few years. Not sure why people still have no faith in
him.FACT: The Thunder had amazing luck in the draft for 3 years in a row:
2nd pick (Durant), 4th pick (Westbrook), and 3rd pick (Harden). I am positive
Utah would be looking a lot better if we had that kind of luck in the
lottery.Our #1 need is leadership on the basketball court. As much
as some disliked Williams, he provided leadership that is hard to find. Lowry
and Dragic are excellent players, but not leaders. I would take Deron back in a
Cheaters never prosper! If there is any justice in the world, we will ger the
I believe there are two options. And tonight at 6:00 PM will determine which is
our best option. Damian Lillard as our PG would be great for a couple of
reasons.First is his versatility and the talent that he would bring to the Jazz
to compete at his position in the Western Conference.Second, is that he already
has loyalty to Utah which would have a stronger influence on him NOT to try to
move to a bigger market team. He also has leadership qualities with his High
School team, and the Weber State Wildcats. If that does not fall for
us tonight, some movement on the trade-block will be necessary. Jefferson is
arguably (and I would stand by him) the BEST center Utah has ever had. However,
there are SO many teams out there with quality guards with leadership skills but
are in need of BIG men. This would also free up some room for Favors and Kanter
to play. Harris is a good player. But will not be anything more than that. He
would be a great asset off the bench somewhere. But we need a point guard to
operate and distribute.
G.S. is a first class bunch of quitting losers and deserve to stay in the toilet
in this league by what they did at seasons end. We will get what we need sooner
by trades, free agency, and the trade exception than drafting more youngsters!
Big Al, C.J. Watson, Bell, and possibily Harris via trade need new addresses.
What concerns me is I hope Corbin is intensely watching the remaining teams in
the playoffs and will implement some offense and defensive schemes they are all
using instead of the dead in he water system we have had here for 20 plus years!
I'm quite sure that we also need changes at the coaching level as well as
@Dustin I AGREE with you dude. Theses "fans" need to be
quiet because a post player like Jefferson is one of a kind and he has the best
post moves of any big men which can be a great asset these days because there a
so many raw big men these days.
@Dustin and @Utah Jazz fan Chris\Al Jefferson is lead footed on
Defense and is a constant liability...Stats dont translate to wins...therefore
Al Jefferson's Stats costs the productivity of the entire team while the
offense stagnates on him...Coach does not have plays for the wings...and could
not abuse the talent and potential each individual player has...I would
definitely trade Al Jefferson and Devin Harris...and would rather see Derrick
Favors starting than Al Jefferson...Yes Favors is raw...and that's why you
should give him minutes...if makes a mistake...point it out during film...and
hit the courts and practice to improve on your mistakes...if you cant play...you
dont really have much game film other than what you do in practice...analyzing
your mistakes and working hard to improve them...would at least hasten his
development...i dont know how you watch basketball...but sometimes...watch
without following the ball...if you want to assess Al Jefferson's
worth...watch an entire game...just watching him...you'll cringe everytime
they go on D...
@Kakashi, I totally agree with you, the Jazz offense was much more in sync in
the games Jefferson missed, and if I remember correctly we won all those games.
People rely way to much on numbers players put on the stats sheet which fail to
take into account things such as opposing centers having career nights when
he's guarding them (including Kosta Koufas)
Big Al has trade value, I say trade him and Harris for team needs. (Shooters and
a point guard that really plays like a point guard.)