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Jazz: MCW or Larkin?

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Jazz: MCW or Larkin?

Should the Mavs, and other teams, pass on Carter-Williams, and he is available when the Jazz make their pick at 14, will the Jazz take him? I know they are big on Larkin, but they probably aren't expecting the higher-rated MCW to slide that far.


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I would take Schroeder over

I would take Schroeder over both of them. I think he has the most upside and can develop with the other young guys on the team.

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id go with mcw over larkin

id go with mcw over larkin all day... bringing up schroeder is interesting because he could be the best PG in this draft maybe even better than trey burke. I really believe that if schroeder went to college in the u.s then his stock would be thru the roof maybe even a top 5 possibility

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But I'm talking about the

But I'm talking about the Jazz here! What do you think they would actually do in this scenario? I'm trying to make my mock.

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I would take Carter-Williams

I would take Carter-Williams if I am the Jazz. He has great passing instincts and his size is a big positive.

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Schroeder

is definitely the best of the 3 of them, in my opinion. I LOVE Shane Larkin's game, athleticism, and heart. But in the NBA, size matters, and 5'11" guys like Shane Larkin flunk out of the league way too often to gamble on him if you have MCW, a much safer pick, still available. I do think Larkin will find a niche and have a solid career in the NBA, but you have to consider the history of guys like him when making that selection on draft night.

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I sort of hope they trade up

I sort of hope they trade up to get McCollum.

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If MCW is available then I'd

If MCW is available then I'd pick him. If not, go with Larkin.

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I'd take MCW

As I see it, both are compelling picks with holes that give concern. MCW is a great floor general w/elite size and very good athleticism. However, his handle is somewhat loose and his shot may be broken (mechanics look reasonably good, but the results are abysmal). Basically, MCW could become a star. However, if he doesn't tighten his handle and develop a reliable J, he may never be able to break through at all in the NBA.

On the other hand, Larkin is almost exactly what you want in a pg prospect, except he's a midget. Moreover, he has short arms. While I think there's a chance he could develop into a great player, I think the odds are still against him ever becoming a starting 1. However, he seems a near lock to be a high level backup pg for 20 mpg.

To me, MCW has the potential to be an elite starting pg, but has some huge hurdles to cross before he can hope to get there. However, I doubt Larkin will ever be able to get there at all. On the other hand, I think Larkin has almost no chance at being a bust. He will at least be a solid role player in an 8-9 man rotation in the association. MCW could very easily become a bust if he can't tighten his handle and develop a reliable J. As a Jazz fan I'd prefer they swing for the fences and take MCW or Schroeder. However, a safer pick for a solid rotation guy like Larkin may be the way to go here.

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Jazz pick

The Jazz should take Larkin. They already have a long athletic combo guard in Alec Burks out of Colorado. Burk is the same size as MCW and possibly better. I think the Mavs probably will draft MCW but he will probably transition to the 2 guard just like Tyreke Evans had to.

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But who do you think the y

But who do you think the y WOULD take, their guy, or a generally-thought of to be more talented guy who fell unexpectedly?

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But who do you think the y

But who do you think the y WOULD take, their guy, or a generally-thought of to be more talented guy who fell unexpectedly?

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According to Chad Ford, MCW

According to Chad Ford, MCW has been shooting very well at his workouts and that is why he has him at 8 on his big board, I like Larkins game but if MCW is available I'm fairly sure the Jazz would take MCW over Larkin.
Those who think Schroder is better than both MCW & Larkin, where are you getting your info from? I don't see it. Schroder has been dropping alittle in the latest polls and there just isn't alot of film to watch to get a great idea of how good he can be. He is long athletic and fast but he doesn't have a mid range game and there are alot of questions about his character, I see potential but how good he can become is a big question. He played well at the Nike tourney game in Portland but that is the only game showing how he plays. Not alot of info to get a bigger picture of how good he can become.

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I'd rather have Larkin for

I'd rather have Larkin for that personnel. If Kanter becomes the beast that I expect he'll be they're gonna be playing a lot of inside out. They'll need a game manager who can run a half court offense, run PnR, can spot up and keep the floor spaced.
IMO, they need a M.Conley type. Larkin's closer to Conley than MCW is.

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