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Monson: No dancing around what Jazz need most


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Back to the star issue.

The obvious need.

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If the Jazz see a real difference-maker in this draft, they should roll out what they can, excluding no current player on their roster, no future draft pick, or no combo-pack of both, in securing him now. Easy to say, harder to do, but recognition and aggression are the keys. Trust what they see and go after it with their assets out.

It beats the alternative, the other subtle, exceptional, unlikely route.

"If we have to do it without the No. 1 pick in the draft, the charge is still the same - to put a consistent contender out there on the court," Lindsey says. "We just have to do it with a different model. [Like the Pacers] and some other teams from the past. It’s a balanced team that we would lean on until we can aggregate all our picks and trade them for a star or for someone in the draft who we think can be a star."

Be smart and bold, if that guy is there.

All the coaching and chemistry and creativity on the planet won’t advance the Jazz quicker.

Gordon Monson hosts "The Big Show" with Spence Checketts weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on 97.5 FM/1280 and 960 AM The Zone. Twitter: @GordonMonson.




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