A man who should know what he’s talking about has given Jazz fans reason to hang their heads about the teams recent draft head-scratcher. Beyond the Beat has reported that Nihat Izic–an assistant head coach of the Turkey national team–thinks Enes Kanter is not ready for the NBA.
Quick Analysis: What? Not ready? NOT READY! The only reason Utah drafted this shmuck is because he was MORE ready that Kemba Walker or Brandon Knight. NOT READY! Have my Jazz deceived me once again? It’s possible. The kid hasn’t played competitively in over a year, and with the lockout, possibly two years. They said he had personality, but I’ve listened to a few interviews, and the guy’s as interesting as watching this friggen heat yellow my lawn. So they lied to me about that, and apparently they lied about how NBA ready he is. Can we just tell it like it is? Forget who’s NBA ready and who’s not. As ashamed as I am to say it, the Jazz are notorious for selecting white players with high picks. Check the draft history over the last decade:
Enes Kanter at 3, 3!
Gordon Hayward at 9
Kosta Koufos at 23, Kosta Koufos! Sweet Merciful!
Sasha Pavlovic’ at 19
Curtis Borchardt at 18 (acquired from Orlando
Raul Lopez at 24
That’s six times in the last 10 drafts the Jazz have gone with a white player in the first round. Last I checked, 75% of the league is black, and 20% is white, yet the Jazz–with their best picks!–are drafting white players at a 60% clip, claiming more often than not that they are “NBA ready”. Pretty shady if you ask me. Lowertherim plans to look into this further. Stay tuned.
And apparently Enes Kanter is not NBA ready, or so says the man who’s known him since he was a child. That’s what I wanted to get to, so there it is.