23 June 2009
I will be in Hawaii for this Draft Party, my grad school schedule does not allow me to miss class so we have to leave Thursday morning.
Minus a few players on the Jazz Roster our team is made up of Second Round and no name players that fill a role in the offense. We have two pretty high picks D-Will and Brewer, other than that we have a bunch of players who we have acquired from other teams, second round picks, or were undrafted.
Our First round picks don't generally stick around and here is my theory about this. Most players don't really get a handle on the league till after they have been with two teams. We all know that the Utah Jazz have one of the top organizations in the League (that is why second or third team players like it here, because they have seen the bad side of other organizations). Rookies have nothing to compare their experience to, so they think its greener on the other side.This is just part of the reason, our small loyal market has something to do with it as well.
2008-09 playoff teams past high draft picks.
L.A. -Gasol #3, Odom#4, and Kobe a steal at #13
Denver- Melo#3 Kmart#1 Tony Battie#5 Raef LaFrentz #3 Nikoloz Tskitishvili #5
Portland- Egg they are bad with the top pick.
San Antionio- #1 Tim Duncan
Houston- #1 Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady #9
Dallas- Dirk #9, Kidd #2, Eric Dampier #10
N.O. Chris Paul #4, Tyson Chandler #2, Baron Davis #3 Hilton Armstrong#12 Cedric Simmons#15
Utah- Deron Williams #3, RonRon#14.
Those are the highest two draft picks the Jazz have had since they got Karl Malone at #13 in 1985 and Thurl Bailey and #7 in 1983. My point, Deron is under contract for a few more years lets try and get another top 5 pick next to him, it obviously helps.
This is just the West the East's top three teams all have number 1 picks leading their team, LBJ, Dwight Howard and KG.
Past Ten Drafts and the Notables that were drafted or undrafted
1999- Notables AK#24 Manu #57 Chris Anderson (UD) Gordon Giricek #40, Raja Bell (UD) Scoot Padgett #28
2000- Deshaun Stevenson #23, Mark Madsen #29, Eddie House #37, Eduardo Najera #38, Michael Redd#43(one of the all time steals). (UD)
|Malik Allen (PF)||Villanova|
|Richie Frahm (SG)||Gonzaga|
|Eddie Gill (SG)||Weber State|
|Pepe Sánchez (PG, Argentina)||Temple|
|Yakhouba Diawara (F, France)||Pepperdine|
|Ime Udoka (SF)||Portland State|
2001-Raul Lopez #24, Tony Parker #28, Gilbert Areneas#31, Memo #38, Jaron Collins #53 not bad for the Jazz considering these two have covered our center spot for the past 8 years (UD)
- Carlos Arroyo (PG), Puerto Rico and Florida International
- Charlie Bell (G), Michigan State
- Maurice Evans (SG/SF), Texas
- Horace Jenkins (SG), William Paterson
- Jamario Moon (SF), Meridian Community College
- Andres Nocioni (SF/PF), Argentina
- Paul Shirley (PF), Iowa State
- Mike Wilks (PG), Rice
2002 Crazy that Stoudemire fell that far. #9. Taushaun Prince #23 John Salmons #26, Roger Mason #31, Boozer #35, Matt Barnes #46, Luis Scola #56, (UD)
- D. J. Mbenga (C), Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Devin Brown (SG), Texas-San Antonio
- Reggie Evans (PF), Iowa
- Udonis Haslem (PF), Florida
- Jannero Pargo (PG), Arkansas
- Arvydas Macijauskas (SG) Lithuania
- Smush Parker (PG) Fordham
2003 Boris Diaw #21, Travis outlaw #23, Barbosa #28, Kendrick Perkins #27, Josh Howard #29, Luke Walton #32, Steve Blake #38, Travis Hansen #37, ZaZa Pachullia #42, Matt Bonner #45, Mow Williams #47, KK #51, can argue best draft of all time the top is so heavy its sick.(UD)
- Matt Carroll (SG), Notre Dame
- Marquis Daniels (SG/SF), Auburn
- Ronald Dupree (SF), LSU
- Keith McLeod (PG), Bowling Green
- Quinton Ross (SF), SMU
- Marcus Hatten (SG), St. John's
- James Singleton (SF/PF), Pearl River Community College
2004 Jameer Nelson #20, Delonte West #24, Kevin Martin, #26, Sasha Vujacic #27, Anderson Varejo #31, Chris Duhon #39 , Trevor Ariza #44, all but two of these players were on Playoff teams this year.(UD) Noone to mention.
2005 Nate Robinson #21, Luther Head #24, Linea Klieza #27, David Lee #30, Ronny Turiaf #37, Cj Miles #34, Von Wafer #39, Monte Ellis #40Marcin Gortat #57, Ronnie Price, Azibuke, Chuck Hayes (UD)
2006 Rajon Rondo#21, Jordan Farmer #26, Paul Millsap#47, Leon Powe #49, (UD)
- José Juan Barea (G), Puerto Rico, Northeastern (Sr.)
- Jorge Garbajosa (F) Spain, Unicaja de Málaga (Spain)
- Wálter Herrmann (F), Argentina, Unicaja de Málaga (Spain)
- Tarence Kinsey (G), United States, South Carolina (Sr.)
- Chris Quinn (G), United States, Notre Dame (Sr.)
2007 Rudy Fernandez #24, Morris almond #25, Carl Landry #31, Fez #38, Ramon Sessions #5. No player from this draft has made an all-star team.
2008 Courtney Lee #22 KoKo #23, Nicolas Batum #25, and some other guys that we will be talking about in three years. (UD) no notables yet
This year’s NBA Draft party is Thursday, June 25th at the EnergySolutions Arena. The doors will open at 4:30 pm, and the pre-draft show starts at 5:00. The draft will be broadcast live to the arena on a giant screen. Come join your fellow Jazz fans in watching all of the NBA’s future stars selected in this year’s draft leading up to the Jazz with the 20th overall pick.
We will have a free hotdog and drink for the first 3,000 fans in attendance. There will also be draft bingo cards given out at the entrance. Fill out the bingo cards for a chance to win some great prizes. For some extra assistance with your bingo card go to http://www.nba.com/jazz/
Having said all this I don't know who we are going to take. -S
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