Posted by: Chad on June 17th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Saw this on ESPN and this is what some people think who we should take with the #3 pick:
Jay Aych, The Painted Area: Utah should go for Jan Vesely, a great athlete, solid defender and good ball handler for his size. Erratic shooter, but his form is correctable. He’s a good fit with the Jazz, particularly if they continue to run flex sets offensively, as Vesely is a great finisher off cuts and a reliable post-up threat off of cross-screen action.
Hayes Davenport, CelticsHub.com: Enes Kanter. They want a point guard, but Brandon Knight’s future as a distributor is iffy at best; Kanter’s a much safer pick in a draft in which safety is an exotic resource. He’s huge with a shooting touch, and his rebounding and free throw rate translate well. Plus, John Calipari, Knight’s own college coach, prefers Kanter. He’s trustworthy, right? No?
Patrick Hayes, Piston Powered.com: The Jazz have talented players under contract in the frontcourt in Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, but unfortunately, both are undersized. Jonas Valanciunas makes them significantly bigger and, hopefully down the road. His hands and ability to catch and finish in the paint would be a nice complement next to Millsap or Jefferson.
John Krolik, Cavs: The Blog: Kanter has serious skills, and a Derrick Favors/Kanter frontcourt could be an exciting foundation to build around. This recommendation comes with the hopes that the Jazz can find some way to get rid of Al Jefferson, who destroys every defense he touches, and that local favorite Jimmer Fredette will be available for the Jazz at the No. 12 spot.
Michael McNamara, Hornets 247: Most people will say Knight or Walker here, but I am not a fan of going strictly for need with a top-three pick. I know that Utah already has a nice trio of big men, but it never hurts to add another one. I’d take Enes Kanter and grab a point guard with pick No. 12 or on the free-agent market (Mario Chalmers?).
Pretty much everyone has us taking a Big with the 3 which i’m not sure if we should or not. What do you guys think?
Also here’s the link to see what they think picks 1-5 will be
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