I dunno guys... I'm not so excited about this pick. Last year, we passed up on Chris Paul. I was one of about 5 people at the Delta Center who seemed to think Paul was a better pick than Williams that day. Williams could still make tons of improvements and become a great player, but so will Paul. I fear we may have done the same thing with Carney still being available this year. Watch him blossom into the next Jason Richardson or something. I really hope Brewer proves me wrong this year tho. Who's game would you compare brewer to anyway? I can't think of a similar nba player... josh howard or mickael pietrus maybe?
His dad was a pro so i'm hoping he'll have a word with him and straighten him out a bit. Brewer can handle the ball wich will free Williams up and we'll see how good a shooter he is. (Williams that is)
Come on man cheer up. Giricek uninjured has outside game. Just the fact that Brewer is 6'6/6'7 gives us a long defender at the SG spot not to mention another athletic finisher to go with AK47. Just imagine Williams running down the middle of the floor with Brewer and AK on either wing, Boozer next to him and Okur trailing for the three!! All is not lost....
I've been thinking... Brewer may not turn out so bad after all. If all he does is shut down the opponent's two guard for a few plays (he's obviously not gonna stop a kobe or wade the entire game) that may be enough to make the difference in the game. The Jazz lost some frustratingly close games (anyone remember that "foul" call kobe got at the end of regulation sending them into overtime for an eventual laker victory?) but if we had a decent perimeter defender, that game would've been ours. Along with a few others. Which would've put us into the playoffs 2 of the last 3 years. If Brewer DOES manage to take away their top scorer's output, the rest of the jazz might have enough offense to beat them. Granted, these would be low-scoring games, but hey, it worked for the Pistons and Spurs.
i thought it was ag reat draft for the jazz, our sg position looks pretty strong, mislap is a lucky steal from the 2nd round and brown looks like a good backup in the later years, all i slooking good for the season....lets just hope no injuries!:rollingeyes:
Overall, it was slightly above average. I like Brewer and Milsap, but I disagree with Dee Brown. They have enought pg's and Williams doesn't need a young guy as a back up. If they would have drafted Gansey with the other 2nd round selection it would've been an A+ draft. The Jazz needed shooting and Gansey was one of the top 3 shooters in college last year. He is tough and fundamentally sound, and a great defender like Sloan likes. He also could've been a Hornacek type player. He's considered undersized, but a good shooter and defender. He is more athletic than Horny, and would've been ready to contribute this year. The other guy they could've drafted was Kevin Pittnogle. He's a big man, who shoots better than anyone I've ever seen at 6'11. He can stretch the floor and replace Okur when he comes out. Both of these guys would have fit in great with the Jazz halfcourt offensive scheme. Brown does not, because he's turnover prone and a shoot first pg. The Jazz drafted above average, but complained about shooting. By drafting one of these two players they could have got great shooters for virtually no money. I guess not one NBA G.M. saw college basketball this year, yet alone the best conferenc in college basketball. They also decided to pass on two of the top 15-20 player's in the nation. Teams will kick themselves if anyone ever gives these two a chance, which they should get, hopefully. I know the draft was almost a month ago, but I just found this article and wanted people to know how I feel.