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.
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.
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.
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