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Draft for...shooting/scoring


I would get hung if I proposed trading back in the draft rather than up and moving our 4-7 pick in exchange for 2 mid teen picks so that we can get Doug McDermott and Trey Burke's former Michigan teammate Nik Stauskas. These guys can flat out shoot the ball. McDermott is a cross between Kyle Korver and Dirk Nowitski. Yes the 10th leading scorer of all time Dirk Nowitski. I can't stomach letting another team nab the 5th leading scorer in NCAA history, For those who say "but he is slow and can't play defense" (which contradicts my post - draft for....athleticism, speed and defense), McDermott actually is a very willing defender and runs the floor surprisingly well for a lanky white kid. (keep in mind, 3 of the best players in Utah Jazz history were considered skinny white kids that lacked athleticism- Maravich, Stockton and Hornacek). In the instance McDermott can't beat the new and improved up tempo Jazz team of the future down the court, one of his signature plays s to have the ball handler attack the rim and kick it back out to him for a 3 ball Steph Curry style.

The other way to land 2 sorely needed shooters would be to draft Noah Vonleh and move a combination of assets like our GS pick and something else to move up to 12 or so and get McDermott.

Remember, we don't currently have a pure shooter on our roster and we need one to open up things down low. It is inevitable that the team will become more defense oriented going forward and I feel that defense is based on effort. In addition to improving overall team D, the truth is, we also need to improve scoring.

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