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Polls: What are you HOPING For in the Draft?

June 18th, 2009 by Jay

I’ve created a couple of polls to try and get a feel for what most Jazz fans, or should I say Jazz

JUNKIES are HOPING for from the Jazz in next week’s NBA Draft.

Please participate and send to your friends to get them to participate.  Share this through Facebook, or Myspace, or whatever – let’s see what the Fans’ consensus is!  Go Jazz!

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2009 NBA Mock Drafts

June 18th, 2009 by Jay

With the 2009 NBA Draft only a week away, I don’t know about anyone else, but I have been checking out every mock draft I can get my hands on because of my impatience and excitement to see whether the Jazz will get a great player.

So here are a couple links to some NBA Mock Draft Databases, with Read the rest of this entry »

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Utah Jazz 2008 Draft Grades

July 4th, 2008 by Jay

Here is a compilation of links to different Utah Jazz Draft grades:  Click the links to read the analysis.

Draft Express:  A


ESPN:  A-  Analysis

For a bunch more Utah Jazz grades, click to read the rest…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jazz Draft 2 European Projects in 2nd Round

July 3rd, 2008 by Jay

Wow, exactly one week later, and I’m finally able to write about the Jazz’s SECOND Round picks. Sorry, it was a really hectic week, and our internet went out for a while. On to the picks:

With the 44th pick in the 2008 Draft, the Jazz selected Ante Tomic from Croatia, and with the 53rd pick, they picked Tadija Dragicevic from Serbia.

Tomic, 21, is 7’1” and averaged 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in the Croatian A1 league. He has shot .581 percent on field goals over his career, including Read the rest of this entry »

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Kosta Koufos Video Highlights

June 26th, 2008 by Jay

Check out some clips of Jazz draftee Kosta Koufos, the 7’0″ Freshman Center from Ohio State.

Watch a few more clips….  Click to view the rest Read the rest of this entry »

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Jazz Select (C) Kosta Koufos

June 26th, 2008 by Jay

Several players the Jazz had looked at were picked before the Jazz had a chance.  Players such as Jason Thompson, Roy Hibbert, Marreese Speights, etc.

So with previously higher-ranked Centers DeAndre Jordan and Kosta Koufos left on the board, the Jazz took the 7’0″ Freshman Center from Ohio State.  Links to player analysis and stats are below… Read the rest of this entry »

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Jazz Draft Needs

June 26th, 2008 by Jay

With the Draft underway, and the Jazz’s selection still about an hour and a half away, the Jazz Junkies will take another quick look at the Jazz’s draft needs, and what things could constitute the Draft being a success for the Jazz. Read the rest of this entry »

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NBA Draft Coverage…

June 25th, 2008 by Jay

If you’re watching the Draft tomorrow at 5:00, and want to follow analysis, stats, video clips (if I can find them), and The Jazz Junkies’ opinions, be sure to have laptop or internet handy, as we will be working to compile as much information as possible as events transpire.

Or, if you don’t care about the Draft, but want to check out how the Jazz did, be sure to check back here tomorrow night and throughout the week to follow up on the night’s events and whether the Jazz had a successful 2008 Draft.

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MOCK DRAFTS For Your Enjoyment…

June 18th, 2008 by Jay

With the 2008 NBA Draft 8 days away (Next Thursday), and our Utah Jazz on the verge of winning a championship, now is the perfect time to start speculating who the Jazz may take with their first round (23rd) pick.  As well as their two second round picks (44, 53) – seeing as how many good players one can find in the second round (Millsap, Boozer, Okur, and more).  Check ’em out……. Read the rest of this entry »

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Roy Hibbert Worked Out on Wednesday

June 7th, 2008 by Jay

Roy Hibbert, the 7’2″ Center from Georgetown came in to work out for the Jazz on Wed. the 4th.  Obviously the Jazz are looking at adding another Big Man prospect, and they may very well be interested in acquiring Hibbert if he’s still available to them at the 23rd pick in June 26’s draft.  However, Walt Perrin, the Jazz’s Vice President of Player Personnel suggests not to read too much into it, simply because that was one of the only times they could schedule him in.

At 7’2″, averaging 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks this season, Hibbert may be one to keep an eye on.

I’ll try to start gathering some mock drafts for you guys to check out.  I love to read the mock drafts, but they’re almost impossible to predict with all of the variables of how things shake up on Draft Day (especially the later picks).  But they’re still fun to see who “experts” have us taking.

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NBA TV Discusses Jazz Draft Options

June 6th, 2008 by Jay

Here’s a clip to the guys at NBA TV discussing the Jazz current roster, their needs and the options they may look at come the 26th of June.

I would agree with pretty much everything they said.  We do need a better defensive presence in the middle from a big man.  Boozer’s defense in the playoffs made me sick.  And Okur does a pretty good job on people like Tim Duncan, but he and Boozer are so slow, it cost them many layups from people like Odom, Gasol, and Scola in the playoffs.

Also, I do love Ronnie Price, but it never hurts to take a solid backup point guard if he’s available.  He could always hang out in the D-league if there isn’t room on the roster.

Anyways, here is the link, check it out!

Jazz Draft Needs

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