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No. 12 pick made 12 of 13 baskets, with 5 of 6 from beyond the arc

Published: Monday, Nov. 7 2011 11:00 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer got Burk'd ;)

Grantsville, UT

Thanks Mike for writing about the players and their performance.

Burley, ID

I see the Human Pogo Stick (Jeremy Evans) can still fly!

I can't wait to Evans, Favors, Kanter and Burke in a Jazz uniform again. That is if there's an NBA season.

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Burks appears to be everything we had hoped Miles would develop into.

A starting five of Kanter, Burks, Favors, Hayward, and Jeremy Evans. ( all 1st and 2nd year rookies ) I believe could compete with most NBA teams and do rather well. Just my opinion though for what it's worth.

Captain L
Provo, UT

I know it was just a fun exhibition game but it is fun to hear and see that these rookies / young players we have so much hope in came out and played well. I hope the season doesn't get cancelled so we can see these guys develop, even if they will probably struggle at first or maybe even for the whole season.
Here is hoping the players wise up and accept the owners offer.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Goodbye CJ!

I actually predicted this (Burks schooling CJ) the day before the game in another Jazz thread.

Burks is here CJ so you can go buy your own gym and shoot all the 3's you want....and you won't have to play a lick of defense..kind of like when you play for the Jazz.

We already knew Burks could put it on the floor and take it to the hole (yoo-hoo CJ...did you see how that works?) but Burks appears to have been working hard on his outside shooting too. Uh oh.

Goodbye CJ.

Yes I know it was an exhibition game but a man can dream can't he?

Murray, UT

To CJ's credit, he did get quite a bit more athletic. I don't think he would've been able to do those dunks last year.

Burks looks very smooth, I just hope he keeps working hard and doesn't have a cocky attitude. He can defiantly play PG. I remember he did one pass that I thought was incredible.

Chandler, AZ

Burks was awesome to watch. Kanter was a disappointment. He's huge, and he keeps his hands up ready for the ball (take note, Fes), but he looked a bit lost out there and when he went to the basket he went soft. Hopefully he's just rusty and hopefully he'll be the star we need him to be.

Santa Monica, CA

C'mon NBA players--lot's more charity games. If you ever want to strengthen your case with the fans, you could do a lot worse than working for the benefit of your fellow man. Your "owners" might have a tough time matching that kind of publicity or good will.

President Joker
Washington, DC


If every guy we draft turns into an all-star, we will probably be able to keep only two of them. Kanter doesn't have to be an All-Star but I hope he can be a contributor and not a bust.

Longmont, CO

I'm not a big fan of CJ but he looked like he was in the best shape of his life. He impressed me quite a bit in the half that I watched. He seemed a little lighter and stronger then he used to be. I look forward to seeing CJ, Hayward, and Burks eat up all the minutes at 2 and 3.

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