Posted by: Patrick on February 28th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
A few years back, I wasnt a person who got excited about this time of year. This year with a pair of first round draft picks which could end up anywhere from 14th to 20th, it may benefit us to keep our eyes open. Im not sure there are a lot of players to get truly excited over, but I did see a few players we should keep our eyes on.. Each of the players I chose, seem to have a balance to them.. Al is known for offense. Favors is known for defense. There are a lot of players in this draft who are known for the same, so I want to point out the players who seem to be balanced.
Marcus Smart PG 6′4″ 225 lbs
Trey Burks PG 6′0″ 190 lbs
Nate Walters PG 6′4″ 193 lbs
Lorenzo Brown PG/SG 6′4″ 186 lbs
CJ McCollum PG/SG 6′5″ 190 lbs
Otto Porter SF 6′8″ 205 lbs
Doug McDermott SF 6′7″ 225 lbs
Robert Covington SF 6′9″ 230 lbs
Solomon Hill SF 6′7″ 225 lbs
Anthony Bennet SF/PF 6′8″ 240 lbs
Tony Mitchell SF/PF 6′8″ 235 lbs
Cody Zeller PF/C 6′11″ 240 lbs
Mike Mascala PF/C 6′11″ 235 lbs
Now there are some guys I skipped over, but again I was looking more for a fit or complete help for our team. If I could pick and not have to worry about stacking up on the positions we are set in. We have Favors PF/Center, Kanter PF/C, Hayward SG/SF, Burks PG/SG. I also passed on Noel, Willie Couley, Isaiah Cannon, Alex Len, as well as several others who may shine in the upcoming month.
So who are you looking at or for to help the team long term? Go ahead and pick your favorites, several of which I left off the list completely. Ask me, my wish list would be for Otto Porter, Trey Burke, and Nate Waters. That said, I wouldnt mind several of the guys I listed above, some of which are presently slotted in the second round. Marcus and Nate would be my next picks as PG. Though we dont need another tweener, could Anthony Bennett be a another paul Millsap? Doug McDermott only made my list because his percentages are through the rough. The exciting thing is in my list of guys to watch, there are 13 of them, with 3 picks, its possible to actually land one or two of the.
Well, just wanted to look elswhere for a moment instead of focus on the negativity thats ben tossed about lately.
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