Originally posted by NinerFanMT:Sounds like we're trying to build a San Antonio clone. Now we just need Favors to be Duncan, Kanter to be Robinson, Hayward to be Manu, Burke to be Parker, and get some shooters and a bench around them. Shouldn't be too hard.
And most importantly, Snyder to be Popovich..
The Spurs' game is so unique. I understand the Jazz wanting to copy that, but you need to find a HOF coach and a HOF big man to get where the Spurs are.
Ultimately in the NBA, it always comes down to superstars. The more you have, the better your title chances are. Just based purely on how the sport is designed. A star in the NBA can play big minutes, and handle the ball the VAST majority of the time. In baseball even the most elite hitters only get 4-5 AB's per game just like everyone else.
Its a star driven league, and the Jazz need to focus on game changers with these early picks. Burke is looking like star #1, but we need to hit another home run here.
If you want to compete for a title in the NBA, you need impact guys. Otherwise we might as well just settle in for years of 1st and 2nd round playoff exits from the 5-7 seed slot.
Hopefully Snyder is a diamond in the rough.