I think he’s saying that the draft is viewed as being weak and there’s a lot of teams trying to move picks and trade down or out of the 1st round as a result. Because there’s a lot of teams looking to get rid of picks (sellers) the Jazz should be looking to get value as a team looking to move up or into the 1st round (as a buyer).uh, wut?
J A Z Z D N APaschall was among three sets of players who worked out for the team this past week, and he’s almost certainly a candidate that the Jazz will give a long look to when push comes to shove. He doesn’t project as a star. But he can certainly be one of those role players that almost all title contending outfits need in their organization.
And the Jazz see him as a culture fit, which is important for a small market team. Paschall is mature.
There could be a need for a mature rookie to come in and instantly fight for rotation minutes.
Two of the things the Jazz like about Paschall is his ability to shoot, and his functional athleticism. He’s got a stocky build, even for his height, but he’s very athletic both vertically and on the ground. He shot 34 percent from 3-point range as a junior, and upped that to 35 percent from three as a senior, so he’s an improving shooter and has done so with volume. His long arms help him defend beyond his listed height.
In his workout, the Jazz were also impressed with Terence Davis, a combination guard out of Mississippi.
Davis has been a riser up the draft boards and is considered a possible late first-round selection, despite him being a senior. He’s someone who is a terrific athlete and someone who has different ways to score. He’s a bit of a tweener for the Jazz. They like him a lot. But he’d be a bit down the list of players they like at No. 23, and they expect him to be off the draft board well before their second round pick at No. 53.
“He’s someone who is going to be able to play at the NBA level,” Perrin said. “He’s a good athlete and he has a chance to be a good defender.”
Other players of note this week include Daniel Gafford, an athletic center out of Arkansas. Gafford is someone who should merit first round consideration for his length and athleticism. He’s a good fit for today’s NBA, but projects as a backup center for the Jazz.
Jordan Bone, a point guard from Tennessee impressed with his athleticism, speed, ability to defend and ability to shoot the basketball. Luka Samanic is a skilled 6-foot-11 power forward from Croatia. He went against Gafford in Saturday’s workout.
In all likelihood, the Jazz will hold one more week of workouts, as they typically shut down the Sunday before the draft to analyze the prospects they are interested in and finalize their draft board. Also, trading their first round pick for a veteran remains a possibility.
Cuz we have no roster spots after re-upping Favors and promoting Mitrou-Long and Cavanaugh. Expect ZAnik, Lindsey's new mouthpiece to say he likes the team, tried all he could to improve the roster, but the available FA's just want too much money. So he's selling both picks for a net $5M to "invest" in the future of the team.Nothing super interesting.
Says Utah, Boston, Atlanta, and OKC are teams that are looking to trade their picks.
Mike Schmidt took Bol Bol for Utah. (it's not a mock, just what they would do).
C'mon man. We predict all the time what we think teams want and need. We all do research, read up, etc.I like how you declare what they care about more... I doubt they think they will be free agent players next year. The money would be a big deal... not just a preference item.