Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by Niners99:
So are we going to take a high upside/risky guy this year, or keep playing for that 8 seed and draft a fundamentally solid guy?
I wish the Jazz would take a few more risks and swing for the fences. You need superstars to win the NBA, and they never pick guys with that kind of ceiling.
Teams usually don't pick superstars with a low end lottery pick but I get what you mean.
Rajon Rondo, Zach Randolph, David West, Marc Gasol, Monta Ellis, Carlos Boozer, Manu Ginobili, Danny Granger, Gerald Wallace, David Lee, Josh Smith, Gilbert Arenas, Tony Parker, Jameer Nelson, Kevin Martin, etc. were all non-lottery picks.
Not saying theyre all superstars, but you can find talent anywhere outside the lottery. The Jazz just always pick the safe, fundamentally solid guys. Good for running an average program, not so good for winning titles.