No. 12 pick made 12 of 13 baskets, with 5 of 6 from beyond the arc
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.
JPIf 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Thanks Mike for writing about the players and their performance.
Jimmer got Burk'd ;)