Posted by: Patrick Milligan on June 13th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Blake Ahearn enthusiast here.
It seems that as I read through these blog posts about next season folks are looking for the next superstar and rightly so. This team has a good solid core and a NEW player that brings solid defense and offense can compliment the squad. I’m all for bringing in solid talent.
My argument is that most folks in these blogs TOTALLY discount Blake Ahearn, and though I can understand why they might, their desire to overlook TRUE bench talent is grossly unfounded. Ahearn, though not the greatest defender, brings scoring off the bench to a new level. Think about if the team is in a tight game and you need to give some good quality minutes to a player off the bench; you need to maintain scoring during that time. Ahearn also gives GUARANTEED points from the free throw line. He litterally doesn’t miss. He brings leadership to a squad and enthusiasm and determination that you WILL NOT find in many players. He has these qualities because he has never had the physique of a natural born basketball player; therefore he has developed an impeachable work ethic that could be contagious.
I’m shouting from the mountain tops hoping to have my voice heard! Taking chances that you may not be comfortable with is what TRULY make this business rewarding. It’s easy to look at the top of the line-up, look harder at the bottom and you will build a true TEAM not just a bunch of useless talent….LOOK AT MIAMI ……very top heavy and going down in flames or at least struggling to near defeat…..the top isn’t always the whole key.
I hope to become a Jazz die hard now that I live closer and one of my favorite players may have a chance.
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