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Mike Sorensen: For the media's sake, let's hope Jazz take Larkin, Plumlee and not Adetokoubo, Lypovyy

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  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 23, 2013 10:55 p.m.

    By all means let's hope the Jazz draft guys who are the friendliest and the most well spoken with the media.

    Both are excellent criteria for a future NBA all star.

    Ridiculous assumptions by the author of this article.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    June 24, 2013 12:21 a.m.

    So now the Jazz should pick players by how easily they are to interview buy the media instead of how well they play b-ball? Boy, talk about an inflated ego regarding the profession of journalism!

  • leonard Oakley, ID
    June 24, 2013 1:53 a.m.

    good article -- gives me more insight into the draft. enjoyed the humor, too!

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    June 24, 2013 5:29 a.m.

    I'm o.k. with Schroeder or Larkin at 14. Larkin is only one inch shorter than Chris Paul, and if you watch Paul, it's very hard for defenders to stay between him and the basket because of his quickness. I like that Larkin is a solid scorer, too.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    June 24, 2013 5:41 a.m.

    As far as the media is concerned, let's hope that the Jazz are smart enough not to take Larkin and Plumlee. That would be a disaster of the highest order. Larkin is only 5-11, if that, and has the shortest wingspan of any player in NBA combine history. He may be athletic, but he will never be able to guard the larger NBA guards. Plumlee is the prototypical big, slow, white center that the Jazz have drafted in the past with no athleticism. Neither will remain in the NBA beyond their rookie contracts and the Jazz will not be any better off with them. That's what the media should report, not how nice they sound in an interview.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 24, 2013 7:35 a.m.

    Nice article! The reason that Larkin quit baseball is because his coach told him that whoever was teaching him to hit didn't know what they were doing. Turns out it was Tony Perez and Johnny Bench. He has all the tools except for size. Obviously, his heart is oversized. He also had an uncle who was one of the top scorers ever for Xavier in Cincinnati. He is a natural leader with lots of enthusiasm. He is actually like Deron Williams on roller skates. Height may be a legitimate concern as it was for Doug Flutie.

  • AltaHawkFan Sandy, UT
    June 24, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    re: Carnak and toosmartforyou

    Both of you should consider alias name changes because neither fit you at all. It's surprising that you both missed how obviously tongue-in-cheek this article was while still giving us a little insight to some of the players the Jazz could potentially draft. Both of you need to lighten up.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    June 24, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    Some of you need to take a chill pill for heck sakes. The article was tongue and cheek and just for light reading. The Jazz, and every other team for that matter will do what they always do and draft for the best fit as they see it. They may end up with some good players if they're lucky, or the draft will be a bust as also happens sometime. Lets hope for the best, even if that turns out to be players with hard to spell names.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 24, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    Let's hope the Jazz pick Raul Lopez before Tony Parker...

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    June 24, 2013 6:43 p.m.

    To There You Go Again: Let's pick Gordon Hayward before Paul George.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    June 26, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    Right; the Jazz were incredibly dumb for missing on Parker and George. Because, of course the eight teams ahead of them in 2010 and the couple dozen teams that passed on Parker (in favor of Kwame Brown, DeSagana Diop, Steven Hunter and Kirk Haston, among others) knew they'd both be stars.

    And, it was obvious to everyone but the Jazz brass that Lopez would wreck his knee twice before ever really doing much.