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.
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 »
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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With the 2008 NBA Draft8 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 »
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.
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.