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We will always remember Larry Knight.

The last time we had the #20 pick was in 1979 and the Jazz selected

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I was looking up information about him and came across Tim Buckley's article (which goes into a lot of detail and which I hadn't read yet).  According to Tom Nissalke,

He was a so-called defensive specialist, which, translated, meant he couldn't score, I mean, he couldn't shoot the ball at all. It was just a bad pick.

Let's hope it's a bit better this time around.

Here's the first round draft history for the Jazz:

 

YEAR PICK PLAYER PPG RPG APG
Draft Postion Count
2008 23 Kosta Koufos 4.7 2.9 0.4
1 0
2007 25 Morris Almond 3.1 1.1 0.3
2 1
2006 14 Ronnie Brewer 10.7 2.8 1.6
3 2
2005 3 Deron Williams 16.2 2.9 8.7
4 0
2004 14 Kris Humphries 4.2 3 0.4
5 0
2004 21 Pavel Podkolzin 0.7 1.5 0
6 0
2004 16 Kirk Snyder 6.3 2.3 1.1
7 2
2003 19 Aleksandar Pavlovic 5.8 1.9 1
8 0
2002 18 Curtis Borchardt 3.1 3.3 0.8
9 0
2001 24 Raul Lopez 6.5 1.7 3.8
10 0
2000 23 DeShawn Stevenson 8.6 2.4 1.9
11 1
1999 24 Andrei Kirilenko 12.5 5.8 2.8
12 0
1999 19 Quincy Lewis 3.6 1.3 0.6
13 2
1999 28 Scott Padgett 4.2 2.7 0.7
14 2
1998 29 Nazr Mohammed 6.8 5.4 0.4
15 2
1997 27 Jacque Vaughn 4.5 1.3 2.5
16 2
1996 25 Martin Muursepp 2.5 0.7 0.3
17 1
1995 28 Greg Ostertag 4.6 5.5 0.6
18 2
1993 18 Luther Wright 1.3 0.7 0
19 3
1991 21 Eric Murdock 10.1 2.5 4.9
20 1
1989 21 Blue Edwards 10.8 3.4 2
21 3
1988 17 Eric Leckner 4.1 3.2 0.5
22 0
1987 15 Jose Ortiz 2.9 1.1 0.3
23 2
1986 15 Dell Curry 11.7 2.4 1.8
24 2
1985 13 Karl Malone 25 10.1 3.6
25 2
1984 16 John Stockton 13.1 2.7 10.5
26 0
1983 7 Thurl Bailey 12.8 5.1 1.4
27 1
1982 3 Dominique Wilkins 24.8 6.7 2.5
28 2
1981 13 Danny Schayes 7.7 5 1.1
29 1
1980 2 Darrell Griffith 16.2 3.3 2.1
30 0
1980 19 John Duren 3.5 1.1 2


1979 20 Larry Knight N/A N/A N/A


1978 11 James Hardy 5.7 5.3 1.3


1975 7 Rich Kelley 7.6 7 2.6












17.58824 Average Pick






18.5 Median Pick





 

We've mostly picked right outside the lottery.  When we have got single-digit picks, we've done pretty good with them - Deron Williams, Darrell Griffith, Dominique Wilkins, and Thurl Bailey.  Not bad at all.

Let the rumors and wishes fly.