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We can now survive an injury to Gobert, perish the thought.
Not only that, but it gives him time to develop. I haven't seen him play but just based on his physical attributes, he sounds like someone with the potential to be a dominant force under the basket. Actually, went and watched some video of him. He's not as bulky as I imagined. In fact, he moves very well. Reminds me a little of Patrick Ewing.So Udoka is insurance as a backup if/ when favors knee or back acts up. I think this makes more sense now.
There is a lot of logic to trading Rudy. Many thought we were good with Favors at C. Udoka replaces some of the rim protection.Rudy is gone. Remember when I made the thread about Haywad being gone and everyone freaked out? Granted, that was his decision but we're not re-signing Rudy. The beef between he and Donovan is the primary reason, IMO. I think the blame lies with Donovan more than Rudy for the beef, but we're keeping Don over Rudy. That's why we drafted Azubuike. Welcome back Derrick, hope you and Chewbloka kill it.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik had a pretty simple explanation for why the Jazz went with lane-protecting and rim-rolling big man Udoka Azubuike with the No. 27 pick.
Azubuike was college basketball's best rim protector and he was unstoppable rolling to the rim — things the Jazz highly value. And considering 12 of the first 35 picks were big men — many of which aren't really considered versatile bigs — the Jazz didn't want to risk losing Azubuike. So they took him in the first — ahead of where most projected him to go.
"What we felt at the end of the day was that Doke was the best defensive player, best player available, given his unique production, physical attributes and ability to affect both offensively and defensively on the court," Zanik said.
Udoka Azubuike was at the top of the Jazz's board. But why, then, are so many fans and draft analysis scratching their heads about the pick?www.ksl.com
If your a fan of being mediocre then that is the most logical statement in the history of the galaxy.