I bet this is going to be another "draft and trade" saga like it was
last year. The players the Jazz drafted last year are not the ones on the
"That’s because teams at the top can’t afford to pass up the
chance to get the next possible Michael Jordan or Kevin Durant . . . No team
wants to be known as the Blazers, who passed up perhaps the greatest player of
all time and a perennial All-Star whose best days may still be ahead of
him."- Mike SorensenHow soon we forget. The New Orleans Jazz
traded away the 1979 number one pick (which turned out to be Magic Johnson) to
acquire Gail Goodrich. The Jazz also gave up the rights to Moses Malone in order
to regain one of the three first-round picks used for the Goodrich trade.
Johnson and Malone turned into Hall of Famers; Goodrich was plagued with
injuries. Probably one of the top three worst transactions ever made in the NBA.
I know of a pretty good "shooter" that might be available. I think his
name is "Jimmer"!
Thank you Mike Sorensen, you hit the nail on the head! Nik Stauskas is the best
fit to fill our desperate need for a shooter from both distance and off the
dribble. CJ Wilcox would also be a good addition and fill the shooter need at
the #23 spot. Gordon Hayward's poor shooting percentages are not worthy of
the big $$$ contract he's after, please do not over-pay for his services.
I heard the Jazz got their eyes full of some shooting when CJ Wilcox worked out
Please no. Do not do this. Drafting Randle would increase our shooting
percentage. Not from the outside, but it would increase it!! Any of those 4
guys available at 5 would be great. I prefer Vonleh because he actually has
shown he can hit outside shots and plays a different type of ball from Favors
and Kanter. Gordon might be good too if his shooting touch really has improved
or the jazz think it can be improved. Too many good options at 5 too trade down
for McDermit or Nik Stauskas. They can find a shooter at #23 like CJ Wilcox.
We need to swing for the fences on #5 and try to get a legitimate all-star.
Vonleh, Gordon, Randle and perhaps Smart all have that potential. McDermit and
Stauskas do not.
Its Jimmer time baby!
I wont get stauskas at the 5...but im willing to trade down...and get more
picks...to get stauskas and other players to fill out the players and have role
players...if we keep the 5...i have yet to see game tapes of Aaron Gordon...only
if he was a 7 footer and is like Joakhim Noah....then i'd draft
him...Vonleh presents a unique skill set of being a stretch 4...with his
wingspan he could be a terrific defender...Julius Randle plays bully ball on
college...but...can it translate into the NBA?....there is another foreign
player at the draft....and plays like Demarcus Cousins....without being the
headcase...there's a lot of options at the 5...but...other than the top 3
picks...the rest seem to be on par with each other...Stauskas is a better
shooter than Hayward...so im willing...to get Stauskas if we cant get
Hayward....if we do get Hayward...i still like having Stauskas...having more
depth at the 2/3 spots...since we still have the Gobert project...another big
would be nice...someone that has more body...since Gobert and Evans are pretty
I believe that Snyder will evaluate and make the best choice. However, you have
to remember the adage for college players that you "recruit the mother".
If the Lakers want Randle so bad, why wouldn't the Jazz. I heard him
interviewed and he is very articulate. His mother raised a "man child"
and he is very hungry. I believe that Malone should be asked. Vonleh
doesn't appear to have the "inner fortitude of Randle. I believe that
Snyder will evaluate well. This is a young team with now a young coach, at
least young looking. Branch Rickey believed in trading a player at his peak to
get maximum value. I believe that Hayward unfortunately fits into that
category. The Celtics want him with his ex coach. He is not under contract but
there is some maneuvering room. I like Kanter with his expiring rookie contract.
I do not understand why Favors and kanter were competing for the same position.
Whatever the confusion, Snyder will get it done.
Did they just dust off an article from a few years ago? This is a familiar
refrain.Too bad we lost Matthews to the Trailblazers.
I'm not a BYU homer but isn't Jimmer a great shooter? And can't
you get him cheap?
@JBQI don't believe Snyder will be calling the shots when the Jazz
are drafting. He will have the chance to voice his ideas but you better believe
that Dennis Lindsey is the man in charge. This is why the Jazz didn't go
after some "big name" coach that would want to run the show. Snyder will
be the floor general but he will be in charge of coaching the team that Lindsey
sets him up with.
i do not doubt Aaron Gordon's potential...but the last time a guy that
killed the combine...Joe Alexander...is no where to be seen....as long as they
could do something with Gordon's free throw percentage which is at least
40%...then i think we could get our hustle defender...however...you dont draft a
guy at the 5 just to see him come off the bench....he is undersized for a
PF...so i'd rather see us move down...get the needs...and we really need
stauskas to space the floor...since everyone wants burks...we should get rid of
Hayward...sign and trade him...for a few picks...and get Stauskas...