Jody, where are you hearing that Jazz are leaning towards Parker if they land
the #1 in a deal? I've seen other reports where it's actually Wiggins
they're targeting. Personally I'd prefer Wiggins too. Super athletic
and will finally give us a defensive presence on the wing. Much higher ceiling
than Parker and with our new coaching staff big on player development, I think
Wiggins to Jazz is the perfect match. Regardless, it should be a fun
night in Jazzland. I'd be very surprised if we stay put (though that in
itself could give some good returns too).
The Jazz has in the past done well with their 2nd. , and even, as in the case
today, a third option--all below -# 36 in the draft. It has been written that
this draft is deep so maybe the big story to watch for here is who they pick up
with the other two options. Again, I would think that the Jazz are doing all
the hoop jumping necessary and all the hoop jumping necessary plus make all
concessions necessary in order to get Elder Parker on the floor and fill those
Easy here, trade the no.5, 23 & 35th picks for Parker and then trade burks
to Chicago for Jimmmer
The headline reads "what will the Jazz do on NBA draft night?" The
answer is the same thing they do every year: draft the wrong guys.
Brave Sir RobinSan Diego, CASo your saying the Trey
Burke draft was wrong? So far I have liked Dennis Lindsay's picks.
MurrayMike-- I sure hope you're being sarcastic.
It's fun to hate on the past Jazz draft picks but i sure hope they end up
with a player tonight.
Why trade up for a possible dud. Keep the existing picks and get Gordon with
number 5. Then get two long range bombers with the last two picks. Fill in any
gaps with free agency.
@RichieI really like your analysis - mostly because it agrees with mine.
No need to blow everything up to go after one player who may not
turn out to be all he's cracked up to be. There's plenty of talent at
number 5. Utah has a lot of cap space to make trades and sign free agents. The
draft is just one part of the puzzle.
I know I'm in the minority but I would keep the 5th pick and hope Embiid
slides right into our hands. I assume if the Jazz think Randle is too risky
they will have to feel the same about Embiid. It is a risk but worth it in my
opinion. If he heals properly we will have a super star. If it takes a year,
so what. We are not in a win now situation because our team is young and will
still take a couple of years to develop. If Embiid is gone I think Vohnley will
be available and I would take him. He should be good. But don't give the
farm away to move up to take Parker or Wiggins. That is too expensive unless
you can do it with the 5th pick and just Favors. If you throw in Burks and our
other picks I'm not going to be a happy camper Mr. Lindsey.
Aaron Gordon Please!! I am not a Jimmer fan but if I were the Jazz, I would
sign him. What to they have to lose? He will sell tickets and can hit an
outside shot. No one on the Jazz plays defense, so why should Jimmer!! You can
get him for a million. That's cheap in the NBA
Two thoughts:1) Why wouldn't you try and trade up to get
Parker? Is Wiggins better, maybe. But what are the chances that Wiggins wants to
be a Jazzman his whole career, not much. Parker on the other hand has his
religious and local ties to Utah and I think wouldn't have an issue being a
Jazzman for many years to come. He doesn't seem to have an ego and
stability is a great thing to have in a potential All Star.2) Jimmer
is still a member of the Bulls, but as of July 1st, he will be a unrestricted
free agent. His rookie contract runs up this year. When the Kings released him,
the Bulls picked him up for the League Minimum for the rest of the season. So
there wouldn't even need to be a trade as long as the Bulls don't want
to keep him around. He is has been courted by Olympiacos in Greece already.In order to fill seats and have some nice pieces, the Jazz need to trade
up, get Parker and trade for Jimmer. Sign him to a 2 year, deal and see if he
works out. Very little risk.
I am just preying that in about 4hrs that I don't see the trade up for the
#1 pick involving #5, #23, Favors, and Burks. That is WAY too much for a
non-guaranteed superstar. I don't mind some kind of a trade as long as it
doesn't include those 2 players. They are just waiting to breakout with
the right coach. I'm ok with Gordon, Vonleh, and maybe even Embiid. The
ESPN guys didn't seem too concerned that it's another Oden situation
on their draft special. If he's healthy they would have the best player in
the draft. They said whoever he drops to would get a steal, so it may be the
actual gamble worth taking for the Jazz. If the get Gordon and he improves his
shooting ala Malone, then you have a superstar there. Later picks either use
them to trade up to the teens and grab a great shooter or another athlete. Come
on, DL please don't get desparate and sell the farm..there's no need
I'm saying the Trey Burke deal was/is bad. As somebody said Jimmer can he
had at a cheap price and Jazz need to do it. I won't cry over Favors
leaving because I believe he is gone as soon as he becomes unrestricted. I will
cry if Burkes leaves. I saw where a qualifying offer has been issued to Hayward.
If he wants to go to the team of his choice, all he has to do is sign it.