Stuck on Cloud No. 9: Utah Jazz Forced To Take a Shot in the Dark at NBA Draft

May 20th, 2010 by Christopher Kamrani Leave a reply »
So after all these years, this is it? 

After all these years of holding out hope that a monumental bonehead move by Isiah Thomas would prove to be another franchise savior, this is it. 

No. 9.

Not even a team with a rotting Tracy McGrady and a bunch of "who's that?" question marks could help out the Utah Jazz.

This shouldn't come at much of a surprise, though. 

Utah General Manager/Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin O'Connor held this pick so close to his heart, one could have confused it for a newborn grandchild. 

The chip that could have helped bring a proven veteran on board over the past few years proved to be the ninth-best pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

For those who were watching the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday, you saw the face of what looked to be a downtrodden, scowling old man that didn't get the ball to bounce his way.

That's not a bingo, Mr. O'Connor.

Now what?

With the future of the franchise as shaky as the earth's crust lately, this is the ultimate sink-or-swim moment for the Jazz and, more importantly, their front o ...

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