[Editor's Note: The venerable MC Welk weighs in with an excellent prospectus on the choices facing the Jazz in the 2010 Draft.]
|DeMarcus Cousins||Derrick Coleman pt. 2||The Mailman Flu pt. 2 i||Strength Coach Malone|
|Greg Monroe||Triple Threat in Flex O||Motor spits and starts||Jerry Tractor Tune-Up ii|
|Al-a-Freak Aminu||Versatile like AK47||Tweener like AK47 iii||AK serves as mentor|
|X. Henry||Scoring wing w. “juice” iv||Not well-rounded||These things take time|
|Ed Davis||12-foot max vert. reach v||Passive temperament||Roll the dice and pray|
|Ekpe Udoh||Offense and Defense||Too skinny to board vi||Glad he’s 23 years-old|
|Patrick Patterson||Boozer part 2||Boozer part 2||Who repeats history … vii|
|Luke Babbitt||Fits the stereotype||Curse of Kirk Snyder viii||Pass (please), need D|
|Cole Aldrich||More athletic Ostertag||= Joel Pryzbilla||Take if can trade down ix|
|Gordon Hayward||Magical NCAA run x||Looks like BYU Cougar||Utah in the PAC-12 now|
Notes: The first three will almost definitely be off the board by #9; the last three will hopefully still be on the board after #9. Realistically the Jazz should select from Henry, Davis, Udoh and Patterson, any of whom would be palatable. If I were KOC I would roll the dice on Davis, but it’s not my money and he may be a project; moreover, Deron Williams wants to win now. Boozer and probably Korver are gone.
- Derrick Coleman was notorious for missing games in which he would be facing the rough and tumble Karl Malone.
- Jerry Sloan is an avid antique tractor collector, particularly John Deere’s, on his farm in Southern Illinois.
- Andrei Kirilenko has often been frustrated with his role under Sloan; however, they have both matured lately.
- This is what David Thorpe says the Jazz needs; whereas, Kevin Arnovitz would like to see Monroe’s passing skills.
- His measurements approach those of “can’t miss” prospect Derrick Favors: 12’+ max. vert. reach is pretty rare.
- At least he was against Zoubek and the Plumlees in the NCAA Tourney. Admittedly I haven’t seen enough of him.
- Everyone thought the Jazz were going to select Boozer in the draft; instead they wound up with Curtis Borchardt.
- Kirk Snyder and Jay Humphries tested out as two of the best athletes in the draft (and later Ronnie Brewer) …
- I like Aldrich, I really do. I just think that #9 is too high for him: 50% better than 00 is still outside the lottery.
- Hayward’s Hoosiers made it through the West Regional in S.L.C. Still I fear his pro career will just rim out.