This doesn't have anything to do with this article but something that has
been on my mind recently is the big difference in thr Golden State Warriors this
year. As you will recall we still have rights to their first round draft pick.
If the Jazz had lost the last game or 2 last year we would have had their
lottery pick but when Corbin pushed to get into the playoffs which ended in the
Jazz getting swept, we also lost that pick. Now we will get the pick this year
but at the rate the Warriors are winning games that pick will be towards the end
and probably after the Jazz own pick. I hope getting swept in the playoffs last
year was truly worth losing a lottery pick.
Golden States lottery pick last year by the way turned out to be Harrison Barnes
who plays small forward for the Warriors. The Jazz picked up Marvin Williams in
the off season and now starts at small forward. Both players average a little
over 20 minutes a game and their stats are pretty similar. Williams averages
about 1 point more a game than Barnes but Barnes averages about 1 rebound more
per game than Williams. Barnes is just a rookie in the league however so you
might expect to see his numbers rise and I don't know if we can expect to
see Williams numbers go up much at this point. I guess we will just have to see
as the season unfolds.
Golden State tanked last year, and their pick was number 7 overall. The Jazz
making the playoffs had nothing to do with Golden States draft pick. It was top
7 protected. So as long as it was top 7, we didnt get it.By making the
playoffs we lost our own lottery pick to I believe Minnesota as part of the Al
Jefferson trade.So not making the playoffs only resulted in losing our own
pick. Not the warriors pick.We lost it only because they played horribly
down the stretch of last year to make sure they got to keep it. You should
really check your facts at least a little bit before spouting off on here.Thanks.Go Jazz!!
I bet golden state tanked to get 7th pick by losing other games even if we
didn't beat them. I still believe playoff experience is important. Go Jazz