Luke Babbitt to the Jazz at #9?
From Today's ESPN Insider Rumors:
"This year's combine darling? Nevada forward Luke Babbitt. Babbitt measured around 6-9 in shoes with an 8-9 standing reach. That doesn't blow you away. However, he had an impressive 6-11 wingspan and essentially measures up with Griffin (6-10 in shoes, an 8-9 standing reach and a 6-11 wingspan). But Griffin is way more athletic, you say? Not according to the combine numbers. Babbitt had a 37.5-inch max vertical, a 3.2-second sprint and an impressive 10.98 lane agility score. Griffin's numbers were 35.5, 3.28 and 10.95, respectively ... What about production on the court? Griffin clearly had Babbitt bested here. Griffin averaged 22.2 PPG and 14.1 RPG in 32 mpg his sophomore year. Babbitt averaged 21.9 PPG and 9 RPG in 37 mpg his sophomore year. However, Babbitt does bring two things to the table that Griffin doesn't -- 3-point shooting and ball-handling ability. Babbitt shot a blazing 43 percent from beyond the arc this past season and showed excellent ball-handling skills for a big man in the combine. Of course, Babbitt isn't as good of a prospect as Griffin was. That's why we've had Babbitt No. 12 on our mock draft for two straight weeks. However, we might have him too low. Based on what I'm hearing, Babbitt could be in play as high as No. 9 to the Jazz."
Babbit to the Jazz at #9 could be interesting he could be a nice replacement for Andrei Kirilenko and he would be a great small forward with D-Will as a point guard. Not a bad idea for the Jazz if they really think he would be a good player for them.
Lol are you serious. This is why the combine numbers mean nothing. I like Babbitt but there is no way in the world he is even on Blake Griffin level of Athleticism. This is how Gm lose jobs. With that thinking Babbitt should be top 5 maybe even number 1 overall.
Why are there like 100 different Utah Jazz topics everyday?
Not a bad idea you are right. But the more pressing need for utah is a 4 or a 5. Big guys do not come around too often in the draft so take advantage of them while they are available and Booz might leave in the offseason.
I see two needs for the Jazz, A big man and a 3 to replce AK when he is out with injury. But the big man need is more pressing for the reason I listed above. I am open to trading one of our players for a mid round pick which we can use to draft AK's replacement.
Williamsfan11, calm down. Your'e just flooding the forums now with new Jazz topics
I had the same problem when I started. I know your excited to talk Utah basketball but were all not Utah fans. I mean, we don't need a new topic every day. I hope I didn't offend or upset you because I know how it feels to be told- Stop but I'm just saying- take it easy.
Alright I apologize guys, it is just that I am not used to the Jazz being in the Top 10 with the exception of 2005). This is a big thing for me especially how long every Jazz fan has been waiting for this pick. I will calm down and post Jazz Topics every once in a while.
How bout a Twolves topic???
people get their heads to much in2 the combine
Can't other topics by those fans be started too?
Are you kidding me? Forget luke babbit. Hes a nice player, but not that nice we wouldnt use the 9th pick on him. We need a big will interior D, and that man is Hassan Whiteside.
Iggy...I was thinking the same thing. Jazz fans outnumber all of us on here. Tread quietly.