Those pushing Burks as a starter should be ready to lose a lot of games this
season. I am not saying that he is not talented, or that he shouldn't be
in there. What I am saying is that it will take time to develop him, and we
will lose games in the process. And when we lose games, Jazz fans start
freaking out. I am comfortable with the prospect of playing Burks a lot more,
taking the losses, not making the playoffs, and having a shot at a higher draft
pick. We might not make the playoffs anyway, but with Burks and Hayward in the
back court, the team is about 2000 times more exciting to watch. Are we ready
to trade success now for success later?
Burks deserves increasing minutes as the season progresses, not just because
veteran point guards are hurt and not at the expense of Hayward's minutes,
either. Both of them on the court at the same time will provide thrills and spur
growth in both their games. As I've said before many times, other teams
will not be able to press the Jazz in the back court if Burks and Hayward are
taking turns bring the ball up.
It took long enough. Burks is finally getting the minutes that he desereves.
Please play the young guys for our future.
Corbin, if Burks ends up getting lost on the bench again you need to lose your
job! Watson and Tinsley both are serviceable as back ups but at least while Mo
Williams is recovering Burks need the chance right now to develop. Burks will
make a few mistakes but if you sit him on the bench when he does you are hurting
the long term development of the team. I've also heard that Marvin Williams
is one of the nicest guys in the league, and I appreciate that but it
shouldn't be buying him a starting job on the team. Listen Corbin to a
little reason here, and I'm not even charging you for this. Carrol and
Burks need to be getting the minutes instead of Tinsley,Watson, and Marvin
Williams. Do this while continuing to develop Favors, Kanter, and Hayward and
the future of the Jazz will start getting better.