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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    My big board for the Jazz is simple. 1. Aleksej Pokusevski 2. Precious Achiuwa 3. Paul Reed Poku is in my top 8. If he's available they should take him and not think twice. The combination of size, age and skill with him is rare. If he turned out being the best player from the class it...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    Welp a lot of the second round targets we talked about are going back to school. Chris Smith is returning to UCLA John Petty is returning to Alabama Corey Kispert is returning to Gonzaga Jared Butler is returning to Baylor
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    I'd love to know the context behind the attitude concerns teams have with Jaden McDaniels. It's something that always comes up with him but context is never really given. Is it just the technicals? Was he a poor teammate? Uncoachable? Is it off court concerns? Knowing the context is so important...
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    Game Thread Jul 30, 2020: Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans

    Which is why I said that we need one in the mold of Favors/Davis, and one in the mold of Crowder/Green. The one in the Crowder/Green mold will be able to stretch and not be total a** at everything else like Niang. Niang is the perfect example of why shooting matters but you shouldn't be so damn...
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    Game Thread Jul 30, 2020: Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans

    The primary weakness of this team is clear. It started last offseason. The Jazz let Favors walk in an attempt to put a better fit next to Gobert for playoff basketball. Nikola Mirotic became their primary free agency target because not only could he stretch the floor and shoot, but also...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    The Jazz literally just need two league average backup bigs who have size are athletic and can defend. That's it. Achiuwa is one of the few players in this class who is capable of switching 1-5. He's also one of the few players in this class with the physical tools to defend big wings like...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    Not really
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    I can't watch the Niang/Bradley combo anymore. It's so brutal. Draft Achiuwa.
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    2020 Presidential election

    Biden definitely has dementia. This election sucks.
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    Jalen Smith is being seriously undervalued in this class imo. Primarily just because of the skinny legs too lol. I've seen the idea posed that he can't guard centers because they'll abuse him... he defended more physical centers in the Big Ten than he'll find in the NBA LMAO. Garza, Teske...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    I would argue that Oni providing 80% of Royces defense wouldn't be enough for a team that is trying to contend. Royce also shoots a high percentage from three so despite low volume he is someone that defense has to stay on. Not sure Oni would be. I don't know why we would be desperate to move...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    Xavier Tillman is someone who hasn't really been talked about here but assuming he stays in the draft then he's someone we should talk about in regards to the Jazz. He'd probably be the most unsexy pick imaginable but the guy can play basketball. He's probably the best screener in the class...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    He can shoot for sure. One of the best college shooters in the class. I'm just not sure what he does when a defense switches on him in the NBA. I'm not sure he can break anyone down off the dribble. His frame worries me too, he's not gonna be very good defensively. If we got him in the second...
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    Trading Royce opens a new hole on the roster that is hard to fill. We can't easily replace the only 3&D player on our roster. Not a good idea. Unless we are giving up entirely on this core and prepared to move on from Gobert/Ingles/Conley/Bogey too.
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    I've seen multiple sources say the intangibles are terrible there. Beyond what I was personally told. I liked him early on but I'm totally out now.
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    Yeah like I said before I really like Reed. Players who are elite event generators on defense like he was don't generally fail. I think at worst he would end up as a strong defensive backup at the 5 for Rudy. I don't think he's the best isolation defender amongst the bigs (I think Achiuwa, T...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    It's such an issue that I think that they might double down and draft a big and then go sign one too. Because I don't think they can really afford to put all the eggs in one basket. Given the age of most of our core the window is really the next few years. They gotta find a fix for this fast.
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    I fully expect the Jazz to draft a big too. Whether it's Pokusevski, Smith, Achiuwa, Reed, even Tyler Bey. I think that's the direction they go. I mean look how we got to where we are... The Jazz #1 target in free agency last summer was Nikola Mirotic. Not Bojan Bogdanovic. And I believe that...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    The Jazz need to draft Precious Achiuwa or Paul Reed. It's so obvious watching Jazz games what the primary issue for this team is. Our backup bigs just aren't versatile enough for us. Tony Bradley has shown good flashes but he's really inconsistent. And even when he plays well all that he...
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    Following Potential 2020 draftees

    I never called him an expert lol. And yes, I form my own opinions. I'm also open to reading other peoples takes. Not sure what you're getting at here.
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