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5 things the Utah Jazz hope to accomplish with Trey Burke & Co. at summer league (plus extras)

Published: Saturday, July 6 2013 3:55 p.m. MDT

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By trading up for Burke on draft night, the Jazz grabbed the most coveted point guard in the 2013 class and picked up a player that has the potential to be their future playmaker.

The 20-year-old Michigan product, currently the only point guard on Utah's roster, has received a crash course in the Jazz system and will get his first taste of quasi-pro ball Sunday morning.

"We want him on the floor as much as we can," Corbin said.

The sooner Burke can learn Utah's plays — and options off of the main sets — the better off the Jazz and their player receiving early Rookie of the Year mentions will be.

It's also possible the Jazz could get a good up-and-close look at Neto, another draft-day acquisition. The Brazilian point guard has been observing Utah's practices this week and is awaiting FIBA clearance to be able to play with the Jazz, a source said. If the 6-1 playmaker is cleared to play in Orlando, that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be with the Jazz this upcoming season.
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Captain L
Provo, UT

I hope Burke, Burks, Gobert and Evans get all the playing time they can handle, Evans needs to get playing time and shoot as much as he can from the outside, if he can gain confidence and become consistent with his outside shot , he could see a lot more playing time this yr.

scalman
Temecula, CA

I watched a lot of the summer league games last year, and Michael Stockton looked solid. I won't be surprised if he doesn't make the Jazz squad, but he has a shot. Most important is for Burke and Gobert to play lots and learn the plays a bit. Of course, the players that will be cutting to the basket and setting picks and running on the wings will be different for the most part than who the rookies will play with in training camp but it all helps. Good to see Evans and Burks will be there, too. Burks made the summer league's all-star team last year, if I remember right.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Good organization breeds success.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

They should give Stockton a shot. I like his game. He looks like he wants to play and he doesn't back down from anyone. I like the start over philosophy. The Jazz were never going anywhere with the team they had last year.

Mortoon
Idaho Falls, ID

1 for 12 shooting. That may well be the jazz record after 12 games. Lindsey must be trying to get the first pick like the spurts did twice. How will the mob react.

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