Uh, rough outing would be the understatement of the decade. He literally had
zero impact until a couple of nice assists in the last 50 seconds of the
game.He just looked incredibly mediocre in everything he did, that
is except dribbling between his legs while the shot clock wound to zero play
after play.There is no sugar-coating this game. Burke was just bad.
He couldn't break down the defense. He did a poor job running
the pick and roll. He missed most all of his shots. He also got blocked on
most all of his shots in the paint. He simply looked too small and over-matched
in the paint.Looked like he was sulking a bit. Immaturity.He better figure out how to finish over some tall trees because today he
looked like he was incapable of doing so....and lets not forget that these are
the guys just trying to make NBA rosters because they are not as good.Burke has some major adjusting to do. If he can't adjust quickly we
won't win 20 games next season if he is the starter and he plays anything
close to that.Gobert looked decent/mobile.
The thing that worries me the most about Burke is his speed and quickness. He
looked awfully slow out on the floor and his overall body language was very
relaxed. I like his low turnover numbers (compared to MCW's 9!) and I think
his shooting will improve. The question is now, are people still
happy with the pick after seeing both Burke and Michal Carter-Williams play?
I will say he did appear to be directing traffic and attempting to tell players
where they should be. That is good he is vocal like that.That being
said there is no way he had only 2 turnovers. I watched the entire game and he
got blocked and had the ball stolen at least 2-3 times and then additionally
threw at least a couple of passes away.If he is as tough as they say
he is hopefully he bounces back big-time in the next game.I sure
hope he does.
I've seen some posters lately that are real critical of how the Jazz have
been reshaping the team. I can just see the "I told you so" comments
that will be coming after one rookie game in Orlando. Remember, Burke was the
college player of the year and the leading point guard prospect in the draft so
don't be too quick to judge. He didn't shoot the ball well as
reported, and he still looked a little confused out there but he did grab 6
rebounds and we haven't seen than from our point guards in awhile. I think
you will start to see him get more comfortable as these summer league games
progress and we will be anxious for the real games to begin in October. Be
patient my Jazz friends.
I didn't see the game, but I saw him a couple of times in the NCAAs. He can
shoot. He can score. Be patient.
I would rather see him have a rough outing his first try than a great one.Brings
him back down to earth and will make him work harder.
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! WOW its Burkes first game in the NBA, so
lets get back to reality........ players are going to press a bit when they are
trying to prove to much..... so lets all kick back and get grounded ourselves,
these players have to make adjustments from game to game..... Burkes will be
fine, he just needs to realize he can't do it all right now...... one game,
his first game is gone lets see how he does Tuesday, he'll be fine...... so
relax Fans that want to complain about everything, he is young. Before you know
it you will becomplaing about what Coach Corbin should of done.
I remember watching D-Will stink it up in a summer league game I watched at SLCC
after he was drafted. I came away from that game thinking we had made a
horrible draft choice. Boy was I wrong! I would hold off judgement on Trey
Mainly, he not only looked composed, he quarterbacked his team to a double digit
win - after the momentum had shifted to the Heat's "Summie
players."I'll take that....
Seven rebounds is a lot. Five assists is also quite good. El Sid has the
credentials from NC St. to know what he is talking about. As Festus on
"Gunsmoke" would say, "he's a young un"" He'll be
fine. Even on a bad day, he knows how to smile.
Ok i am not going to count him out yet...but since i am not familiar with his
game...i really was leaning on Larkin as our PG...but...since most fans love
Trey Burke...i decided heck why not give it a shot...but...this is my
problem...he was projected at most a top 6 pick...we got him at 9...and in
summer league...they play against no name players...this is the time you'd
see who'll make an immediate impact on a team...and who are ready to take
it to the next level...that being said...i dont think one game should be a basis
for Trey's future performance...but it does want me to watch closer...
I thought he looked like he was rushing his game, he became a little predictable
with his moves too. His jumper looked solid, even though he wasn't scoring,
and his ball handling looked good. I agree he had a little immaturity thing
going on, but it's one game. The thing that stood out the most was his poor
defensive footwork, he needs to learn that these bigger NBA guys can get around
him unless he moves his feet. The big french dude looked good on
defense, but slow motion on offense. Michael Stockton should make
this team. His defense is already NBA caliber, and he will develop into a fine
backup this year. I think he's better than Burke at this stage. That year
in Germany toughened him up.