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Utah Jazz Fans: Cole Aldrich or Patrick Patterson?

Lets say that picks 1-8 go like this on draft day:

1. Wizards- John Wall
2. 76ers- Evan Turner
3. Nets- Derrick Favors
4. Timberwolves- Wesley Johnson
5. Kings- DeMarcus Cousins
6. Warriors- Greg Monroe
7. Pistons- Ekpe Udoh
8. Clippers- Al-Farouq Aminu

With Monroe and Udoh gone at 6 and 7 who would you want the Utah Jazz to draft at #9, Cole Aldrich or Patrick Patterson?

The Jazz have interest in both Aldrich and Patterson. In this situation I wouldn't mind either one of them, but I think Patterson is the better fit, because Boozer is probably leaving and we already have 3 centers and Patterson would be a great back-up to Millsap and he could be a potential starter for the Jazz.


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Agreed...

Patterson would be my pick under the scenario you've created. In fact, you might me dead on with your picks. I'm leaning the same way with the top 8, even though I think Patterson might go where you have Udoh slotted, in which case, I'd select Udoh at 9.

I still feel like a fool for passing on Whiteside though. He's got more potential in just his arms, then Patterson, Udoh, or Aldridge have in their entire bodies. Mr. Williams wouldn't want to wait around though for Hassan to develop his game. We must pick somebody who can contribute now to keep Mr. Williams happy. After all, it's Mr. Williams that really runs the Jazz, much the same way Mr. James runs the Cavs. They each have their teams in such fear that they might bolt, that they are willing to cave in to their every whim.

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Whiteside is going to be a

Whiteside is going to be a great player, but I don't think that the Jazz are willing to wait for him to come around. Patterson and Aldrich are going to be good players and I hope that in this scenario that the Jazz would take Patterson over Aldrich.

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Patterson won't solve the

Patterson won't solve the fact that they need a big man. I don't understand why the Jazz wouldn't take Cole Aldrich. He's the best fit for the Jazz in the draft BY FAR. Provides rebounding, post defense on bigs for the playoffs, and will be a perfect pick and roll player for Deron Williams. If I were the Jazz GM Aldrich would be the pick and it wouldn't even be a "think twice" kind of thing...

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Yeah, good picks! Sounds

Yeah, good picks! Sounds like a probable top 8.

Patterson can play some 3 in a pinch, so you can run your top three bigs at teams for a stretch, and has higher potential than people give him credit for.
Aldrich gives you the Post D and shot blocking that has vanished with Kirilenko's Mojo.
Both will give you rebounding (Look at Patterson's stats in his sophmore year, before Cousins and Orton came in, and he played more outside).

Not knowing what the Jazz need more, it would come down to what you need more (Scoring/Post O, or Post D).

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If they don't have the guts and the patience...

To develop and incredible raw talent like Whiteside (who could one day become the big defensive presence Jazz fans have been bemoaning for the last three years that we don't have) then I'll be happy with either Udoh or Patterson. If they take Aldrich, I will be so perturbed that I might not ever recover. And for the few souls that care about my well being, that would be a truly devastating blow.

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patterson

i think they should go patterson or babbitt. i don't think utah can draft aldrich with koufas on their bench. kostas is only 20 and has better size than aldrich. i think they go one of two ways. they draft patterson as a replacement for boozer. they both have similar size and both have the ability to shoot the jay. if they go babbitt, they could let korver go and go after a less expensive power forward like jermaine o'neal or tyrus thomas. plus babbitt is versatile enough to play some stretch 4 too.

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Aldrich?

I can't believe Jazz fans believe we need Aldrich!! Aldrich isn't any better than the two 7' center we already have.
If the Jazz take Alrich it is because they have given up on Fes or KK. Alrich has a terrible shot, he is unathletic, not very strong. We don't need him.
If Udoh or Monroe are gone.
Patterson would be a good pick up, he has decent height and length for a PF but not as tall or long as I would like to see us get. We have been on the short end with Booz and Milsap for years and we can't complete with the long, tall, athletic bigs of the Lakers, Celts etc.
As much as the Jazz need height and length at the 4 spot, we also need to get taller and longer at the 3 (excluding AK), CJ was forced to play the 3 alot last year but he is more suited to play the 2, he is over matched by alot of good 3's in the NBA. That being the case I wouldn't have a problem with the Jazz taking Babbitt to fill that 3 spot if Udoh and Monroe are gone.
Whitside is too much of a risk at #9. He may end up being a top notch player but it depends on whether he learns how to work hard and if he can get his head on straight.

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It's more important to find a replacement for Boozer...

Then it is for Korver. I like Babbitt. If they drafted him I wouldn't have a convulsion, like I would if they picked that stiff from Kansas.

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Read the trib blog

According to the trib blog, Monroe, Aldrich,udoh and Henry are the jazz favorites. Babbit and Patterson are out. I don't know enough about Henry, I think the thinking is that he might be the Roy of the draft.

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Aldrich is actually better

Aldrich is actually better than both Koufas and Fesenko. Fesenko is just big and horrible, and Koufas is softer than a muffin.

Koufas was drafted to the NBA for his offensive skills, but Koufas' scoring average in his 1 year of college was 14.4. Aldrich, who supposedly isn't a very good offensive player, averaged 14.9 in his Sophomore season.

And he's not going to be a starting C in the future anyway...To say Aldrich isn't strong is crazy as well if you actually watch him play.

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I've given up on Koufus...

And I don't think Fesenko will ever be any better then a decent backup center. People say Whiteside is immature. Fes is a complete clown.

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Babbitt then Patterson.

Babbitt then Patterson.

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amormonboi, Can you send over

amormonboi,

Can you send over the link to the Trib Blog where it says Babbitt is out? Thanks,

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Aldrich

Aldrich and it's not even close.

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Aldrich is better than those

Aldrich is better than those two but they are still younger and have potential that it may be a good idea to take a better player and worry about getting a big man later. Monroe should be gone before Jazz pick.

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Silers opinion about babbit

Siler at the trib thinks he is out, not sure if that is truth....

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Aldrich over Patterson

Aldrich over Patterson because the Jazz have a much bigger need for a defensive presence inside than a PF. Even with Boozer's likely departure, there are more question marks at the center position than at PF. Millsap has shown he can provide the scoring and rebounding that Boozer does when he filled in for Boozer when he was injured this past season, plus Millsap is a better shot blocker and defender than Boozer is.

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