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Published: Monday, Feb. 4 2013 11:05 p.m. MST

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B Russ
Ephraim, UT

So does Big Al get credit for this win? Meh. Go Alec, Go Favors!

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Things were concerning at PG when the Jazz lost Mo Williams, but the two vets (Watson and Tinsley: both really good back ups) were able to both play, split minutes, and keep things afloat. Now with Watson hurt, Tinsley is too old to play starter minutes night in and night out. So the Jazz have to play guys out of position at the point. Hayward is hurt as well, whichs hurts because he can create for his team mates with the ball in his hands. With Foye at the point, it takes away from his spot up shooting because he handles the rock, and is not a creator. When Foye is there (PG), Hayward is gone from the shooting guard, and the whole backcourt roster is limited. Burks is a nice athlete, but his PG skills are far from developed. He will have opportunities now to grow on the court at both guard spots but the Jazz won't be the better for it currently relative to wins.

Watching the Jazz execute without a PG is painful to watch. Lucky they have won some home games. Good health and the all star break are needed.

fortydam
OREM, UT

Jefferson almost cost them this game. It wasn't the fact that he forced his way into triple teams and missed his shot, it was his defense that allowed them to almost win this. The four points they scored were directly related to him. As for Burks, he will be a good player, but not a point guard. He is taking half the shot clock to double clutch pass to a wing player. He cannot run the open court and dribble. Trade our most expensive player (Jefferson) right now for a true point guard,and a backup defensive center.

LindonMan
Lindon, UT

Hopefully Ty Corbin doesn't stick around too much longer. Little movement on offense, poor defense, and a lack of intensity from the Jazz this season. Time to move Jefferson and let Favors get the minutes he needs to become the beast we all know he can become.

millsapfan
Provo, UT

I think all you Burke fans (including myself) have been drinking too much 'dummy juice.' Burks is a decent athlete who occasionaly shows amazing athletics, but who are we kidding, he's a 5th, maybe 4th tier version of Wesley Matthews. Do you all recall when we had Matthews his rookie year and he would play defense (especially on Kobe) & attack the basket on offense? Man, you could see that sparkle in his eye that few athletes have. That kid was fearless and never backed down (think Favors, but a lot more polished)...sure do miss him wearing a Jazz uniform. Anyway, I'm hoping Dennis is anle to pull off some sort of a miracle or Jazz nation is going to be in alot of trouble come playoffs.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Alec Burks was at point guard for the OT. Commentary seemed to say that he did well. If you get a point guard to go with Foye, then everyone will be dancin.

coleman51
Orem, UT

I could not help to notice that Favors and Burks played significantly more minutes than normal. Part of that is due to injuries. However, if the Jazz expect to keep promising players with big upsides like Favors and Burks, they will need to make decisions about their older players who have no upside and beyond their prime. Jefferson and Millsap need to be traded before the trade deadline while they are still marketable. That should leave enough cap room for promising new players with an upside along with draft choices. They should make room for younger players even if that means giving up Foye, the two Williams, and others with limited contracts. That is the only way we can keep good, young players and have a future. The Jazz ownership and management need to re-think their priorities also by no being content to have a low-level playoff team, but to sacrifice now to have a future and a team who has a chance at a championship.

LVJazzFan
Glendale, AZ

I am just wondering if we could do a trade D Cousins for Al Jefferson? I think in Utah Cousins would have a structure that would force hime to grow up a little. At the same time, the Jazz have shown in the past that head trips don't do well in Utah. But, I would like to see if it could work. Also, Jason Thompson for A Jefferson would be fine for me as well. We will even take Jimmer from Sac Town (you are welcome).

Wombat1247
Mount Beauty, VIC

We do need to think of the future, so even though Burks is not a genuine PG - needs to the leqarn the skills and he could turn out to be a servicable combo guard, so we should start the following

Burks, Foye, Marvin, Milsap & Favors
Tinsley, Hayward (when back soon), DeMarre, Al & Kanter

Mo still is weeks away, Evans is insurance at 3/4 & Watson insurance again & will not be playing next year

Trades need to looked at - but what we could realistically get for our assests that we are will trade!!!

Free agency is always tuff the Jazz , so like it or trades must happen for us to get better, in cases it may look like we took a hit but in 2 or 3 years it will pay off

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