Even though Burks scored alot, I wasn't impressed, we know he can penetrate
and score what we need to see is that he can pass and make his teammates better
and he didn't show he could do either. He doesn't need to be playing
the 1 to show he can pass and involve his teammate , Hayward does it from the 2
or the 3 spot. Burks so far shows all he wants to do is shoot. I hope he grows
up and learns how to be more of a team player, he has great tools but needs to
learn how to use them to not only score but breakdown defenses and then pass to
make his teammates better. That is one of the things that makes Hayward such a
valuable player, he is getting better as a scorer but he also makes his
teammates better. Kanter needs more touches but doesn't get the ball as
much as he should, he will prove to be a good outside shooter and he will learn
how to be patient in the low post. He's a hard worker and that will prove
to make the difference.
Burks was outstanding doing his slashing best and hitting 10 of 11 free throws.
He played all his minutes at SG, as Michael Stockton and Blake Ahearn again got
all the Jazz point minutes. Burks got lost some on defense, but he hustled well.
Big difference when the opponent doesn't have a huge center like yesterday
with Drummond out of Connecticut. Drummond really bothered Kanter, too, which
was well documented with comments here.Kanter is an outstanding rebounder
who runs the floor pretty well, hits free throws and is slowly developing an
offensive game. I think he is going to become an excellent power forward and
back-up center. Maybe he won't start this year, but Kanter's minutes
should go way up if Jefferson leaves.Michael Stockton continues to impress
as a very savvy, very active point guard. He is hard nosed like his dad, too. He
will be playing in Germany this year, but would be a nice pickup for an NBA team
down the road.
What position was Burks playing when he scored 31 points. My guess is SG. How
many PG minutes did he get if any?
@ Jazz SourceRight except that Kanter will never be a star. He can
rebound and lay a body on people. That's it. He is no shot blocker or low
post guy. To me that is obvious.
Very happy to see Burkes bounce back. Shows he is not going to lay down and he
has the ability.Kanter? I think Jazz fans are going to have to be
real patient because when he got here last year he essentially had the
equivalent of High School experience. No college experience is a big deal.I hope he gets if figured out but I don't get the impression he is
going to be a big star this year based on how he is performing against this
Nice job Burks. Looking forward to continued improvement.
that mejri guy from Tunisia impresses me a lot. Can't wait till he plays in
the olympics and hopefully the jazz can sign him to be our #3 center