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Still happy we took Baby Face over Paul George?

Discussion in 'Utah Jazz' started by D Will Texas, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. D Will Texas

    D Will Texas Active Member

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    O'Conner Whiffed!
     
  2. orangello

    orangello Well-Known Member

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    So did your mom.
     
  3. Shad

    Shad Well-Known Member

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    I'll be the first one to admit that I wanted the jazz to take Paul over Hayward no doubt.
     
  4. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking lately about how funny it is how confident so many people were that Hayward was the clearly superior player.
     
  5. Hekate

    Hekate Well-Known Member

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    Damn, why doesn't KOC find ways to get Kleiza? We can even give him the MAX.
     
  6. infection

    infection Well-Known Member

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    Seconded. This persisted, however, until I first saw Hayward play in a preseason game against LA and felt he would be a solid player. We'll see where the future takes us. The guys I've really wanted in the past three drafts were Paul, Kanter, Leonard and Lillard. It's bitter-sweet seeing those guys do well.
     
  7. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    And for the record and to be fair, Paul George is the best player of that draft. Eight other teams screwed up too.
     
  8. Jazz4ever

    Jazz4ever Well-Known Member

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    Lets not forget George grew almost 2 inches after the draft, extremely rare and totally unpredictable. He goes top 5 had he measured 6'10 at the combine.
     
  9. infection

    infection Well-Known Member

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    I think the underlying issue I have is that ever since Larry Miller got sick, KOC and Greg have, largely, been outsmarted by JazzFanz, a relatively ignorant demographic. I don't mean this specifically in relation to Hayward as I like him quite a bit.

    I find myself in an odd predicament as I've typically been a company guy, but since the death of Larry I honestly feel that a message board of unemployed guys posting from their mom's basement could run the franchise to at least small degree ahead of Kevin and Greg.
     
  10. Stifle Tower

    Stifle Tower Punch Bowl Re-Filler

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    I do NOT live in my mom's basement.
     
  11. Weezur

    Weezur Well-Known Member

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    With the way Paul George is playing right now, the Washington Wizards should be ticked that they got John Wall in that draft instead of Paul.
     
  12. bovice

    bovice Active Member

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    Way too early to say other teams screwed up. And no, Paul George is not the best player in that draft.
     
  13. dipship31

    dipship31 Well-Known Member

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    So who is right now?
     
  14. Scorpjazz

    Scorpjazz Well-Known Member

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    Yes







    Ok, not really.
     
  15. bovice

    bovice Active Member

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    I guess I'm looking at this differently than you guys. Paul George might be the most productive player right now, but he's certainly not the best player in that draft class. He's probably top 5, but I think most GM's would still take Wall, Favors, possibly Turner and Cousins over him.
     
  16. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have to admit it bothers me greatly that we picked Hayward instead of George over 3 ****ing years ago.


    But that doesn't bother me half as much as the time when I bought a Betamax player instead of a VCR with my First Communion money in 1983 - that decision has torchered me on a dailiy basis.
     
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  17. Hartsock

    Hartsock Banned

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    Its hard to take someone who was pretty average in a really bad conference on a pretty bad team. I saw him play twice in person and he didnt do dick either game. Sure his measurables are there but he looked beyond lazy and really dissinterested in doing anything other than getting a few leak out dunks a game. Don't forget that Gordon had some pretty good measurables also, but he played his ass off every single game, took freaking Butler to the NCAA title game, and appeared like he would be be able to work hard enough to get a lot better. Not saying he isnt working hard, but he isnt progressing as fast as we would like. So, looking back maybe George would have been better, but I think Gordon will turn out just fine.
     
  18. sojodave

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    I was at ESA on draft day and went hoarse booing the Gordon Hayward pick. I still stand by my boo. Patrick Patterson or Paul George would have been a better pick. BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    *hoarse
     
  20. mellow

    mellow Well-Known Member

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    If Gordan Hayward is canned soup, Paul George is Progresso.
     

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