Posted by: Ryan Martinez on August 19th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
In the NBA the common Attitude is Win now, but with the Miamis, the LAs, and the Brooklyns of the league snatching up all the stars, sometimes teams need to go the win later route, made popular by the Spurs and Thunder.
The Jazz, while still in position to perform now, are in a good position for the future with Burks, Hayward, favors and Kanter. But the Jazz aren’t the only team with talented players under the age of 25 that are expected to be the future of the team, so let’s look at some teams with similar situations as the Jazz.
Charlotte: Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bismack Biyombo
Cleveland: Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Omri Casspi, Tristan Thompson, Tyler Zeller
Denver: Ty Lawson, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee
Detroit: Brandon Knight, Jonas Jerebko, Austin Daye, Andre Drummond, Greg Munroe
Houston: Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lamb, Chandler Parsons, Terrence Jones, Patrick Patterson
Minnesota: Ricky Rubio, Alexey Shved, Chase Budinger, Derrick Williams, Kevin Love
New Orleans: Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis, Robin Lopez
Philadelphia: Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young, Arnett Moultrie, Spencer Hawes, Andrew Bynum
Portland: Damian Lillard, Johnny Flynn, Luke Babbit, Nicolas Batum, J.J. Hickson, Meyers Leonard
Sacramento: Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton, Tyreke Evans, Thomas Robinson, DeMarcus Cousins
San Antonio: Patty Mills, Danny green, Kawhi Leonard, DeJaun Blair
Toronto: Ed Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, Jonas Valanciunas
Washington: John Wall, Bradley Beal, Trevor Booker, Jan Vesely
and, Let’s not forget Oklahoma City: Eric Maynor, Russel Westbrook, James Harden, Perry Jones III, Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka
So, that’s 14 teams in the league that have at least 4 guys under the age of 25 with the potential to become good players in the NBA. The interesting thing about all these teams however, is that except Toronto, everyone of the teams listed above has a point guard that fits in the category. IN order to keep up not only with teams such as the Heat, Lakers, Clippers, Knicks, Nets, etc. as well as the teams on the rise above, it is important that the jazz get a young point guard to run with our Core Four…
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