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Who do you think the Jazz will Draft?


richgates

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I would prefer Patterson over Davis for sure. I feel like he would contribute immediately and will need to with Boozer leaving and Okur's health uncertain.
 


AlaskanAssassin

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Ed Davis has no offensive skills to speak of. He's just another Dale Davis. Rebounds and put backs. That's it.

I'm curious, did you actually watch any UNC games last year? I'm guessing not, because anyone who did knows that inept guard play ruined his season. Pair him with someone like DWill, and he will be a monster.
 

VINYLONE

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I'm curious, did you actually watch any UNC games last year? I'm guessing not, because anyone who did knows that inept guard play ruined his season. Pair him with someone like DWill, and he will be a monster.

Though Davis was pretty productive overall relative to his touches, he ranked right around the average in post up situations in terms of efficiency (0.84 PPP) and usage (4 Pos/G). He benefitted from the play of his teammates, finishing his possessions from basket cuts at an excellent 77.8% clip. In contrast, he shot just 28.6% in a meager sample of spot-up opportunities (0.4 Pos/G). Clearly, Davis still needs to improve his midrange game to become a more capable threat from the elbows and a more versatile scorer.

Attempting the fewest jump shots on our list at just 0.4 shots per-game, Davis got a larger percentage of his shots in finishing situations than every player on our list aside from Latavious Williams. Though Davis was able to be pretty effective on the whole, he’s a bit limited in what areas he can help a team at this time. Whatever team drafts him will do so with the hope that he’ll be able to round out the rest of his game while still taking advantage of what his teammates can create for him around the basket.

From DraftExpress.com https://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Ed-Davis-1354/#ixzz0rnihhAgp
https://www.draftexpress.com
 

The Thriller

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What's the difference between Ed Davis and Larry Sanders?

Also, why is Davis talked about so much more than Patterson or Sanders? Especially Patterson, who at least from what I've seen, has a far more refined game. It's not like Davis is going to be a player for a while. He's skinner than Andrei. That's not solving our situation down low anytime soon. In fact, I'd be down right pissed if we take Davis. We cannot have our PF/C weigh as much as our PG.
I guess considering that Patterson and Sanderson aren't exactly heavy either...

But anyway, drafting 200-220 pound big men isn't going to change anything.

I think the Jazz should go after a wing. Work next year's draft/FA to get a big if all that's left are these 200 pound big men at #9. Perhaps if we get multiple picks in the first round we can roll the dice on one of these big men projects. But not with just the #9 pick alone. We cannot lose Boozer, a 260 pound 20 point 10 rebound guy who is the focus of our offense and replace him with a 200 pounder who's going to take 3 years to sniff the court. Doing so is a few steps backwards.

Might as well draft another shooter or someone that can create to ease the pressure of Deron.
 

Wolverine Newby

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What's the difference between Ed Davis and Larry Sanders?

Also, why is Davis talked about so much more than Patterson or Sanders? Especially Patterson, who at least from what I've seen, has a far more refined game. It's not like Davis is going to be a player for a while. He's skinner than Andrei. That's not solving our situation down low anytime soon. In fact, I'd be down right pissed if we take Davis. We cannot have our PF/C weigh as much as our PG.
I guess considering that Patterson and Sanderson aren't exactly heavy either...

But anyway, drafting 200-220 pound big men isn't going to change anything.

I think the Jazz should go after a wing. Work next year's draft/FA to get a big if all that's left are these 200 pound big men at #9. Perhaps if we get multiple picks in the first round we can roll the dice on one of these big men projects. But not with just the #9 pick alone. We cannot lose Boozer, a 260 pound 20 point 10 rebound guy who is the focus of our offense and replace him with a 200 pounder who's going to take 3 years to sniff the court. Doing so is a few steps backwards.

Might as well draft another shooter or someone that can create to ease the pressure of Deron.



I agree - I would love them to get the celtics pick and draft whiteside as a project with the wing at #9
 

The Thriller

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I seriously do believe that the Jazz will draft Patterson or Babbit if they're available at 9. I'll give the edge to Patterson. I think the kid has a great attitude, a good offensive game, is a hard nosed player, and has good enough size. At the very worst, he's Millsap.

Babbit, because he'll replace Korver
 

Ferguson_Mellochill

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2019 Prediction Contest Winner
DraftExpress, NBADraft.net, HoopsHype, Chad Ford 6.0 all say the Jazz will draft one Luke Babbitt. The interweb can’t be wrong, can it?

I keep seeing Ed Davis as our pick in the mocks. I agree with Thriller though that Patterson is a legit option for the Jazz, a hard working, do-it-all team player.
 

Twin Towers

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What I want: Trade up to get Cousins

What will happen: Draft Babbitt; Which I don't mind. I like him just worried about his man to man defense on SF's in the league. Good help defender though. If he fails it won't be because of effort. His outside shot is very good and he is athletic and long. Rare combination. I think the guy who worked with Brewer, Millsap etc on there agility the last few off seasons could really help out.
 

Scat

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I, like many Jazz fans, have been looking at this draft as a way to fill a need. We Jazz fans have been burned by this to many times in the past. We need to look at the best player available even if it is a redundancy. That at least can translate into a tradable asset. So looking these players, which is the best overall player?

Babbit
Davis
Patterson
Henry
Hayward
 

jimmyjazz

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DraftExpress, NBADraft.net, HoopsHype, Chad Ford 6.0 all say the Jazz will draft one Luke Babbitt. The interweb can’t be wrong, can it?
The interweb has changed its mind. DraftExpress, NBADraft.net, HoopsHype, Chad Ford 7.0 now all say the Jazz will draft Ed Davis.
 

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