@Veracity and @jp3you guys have a point...Trey is playing against
players who won't likely be able to play in the NBA...If you really are
that good...you should stand out during summer league...plain and
simple...but...a lot of Utah fans have been wanting Trey Burke since mid-season
last year...to be honest i was leaning towards Larkin...but...i will give him a
fair shot...i just hope he can handle it...but we have to remember...he always
plays a chip on his shoulder because he has a lot of critics ever since he was a
kid...so he can and might prove us wrong...but...i'll be keeping an eye out
for Shane Larkin...since he was always bested by Trey...
Is Mo Williams still available? Throwing out every free agent from last year may
not be the best way to go right now.
@AmericanvetMarvin was not a great college player. He didn't
even start at UNC, but was picked on potential ahead of a lot of great college
players and a few great NBA players. Small thing... but just wanted to point out
that Burke>>Williams in college. I think Burke looked really
good in the 2nd half yesterday. I think he is trying too hard to follow the
offense perfectly, but I'm guessing at halftime one of the coaches told him
to run a little and create more.
@Americanvet--although I agree with most of what your post is saying, you
shouldn't call another poster out for not following college basketball
closely enough, while calling Marvin a great college player who didn't pan
out. Marvin was a promising frosh. 11.6 per game with a lot of upside, but he
was by no means "great."
With the way Trey Burke has been shooting, one has to wonder if he's been
watching highlights of Jimmer Fredette's NBA career.
@veracityListen, Stockton is a good kid and I wouldn't mind if
the Jazz kept him as a backup. But to label him a better guard than Trey Burke
after 2 summer league games shows you don't follow basketball, at least on
the college level very closely. Trey was the college player of the year for a
reason. I know that there are great college players that don't pan out in
the pros (read Marvin Williams), and that could happen with Trey but to make
that call after 2 summer league games is ridiculous.
Mr. Burke is a first round draft pick and should play like one, sure there is
pressure but the Jazz has let him know he has room to grow into his position and
not to worry.On the other hand, Mr. Stockton has no contract, no
room for mistakes and has total pressure on his shoulders to make an NBA team
and in only 8 minutes outplayed the highly touted Burke.Mr. Stockton
needs to be your third guard, period!We will see how Mr. Lindsay
handles having a better point guard in Mr. Stockton than Mr. Burke.
Trey will be fine.He know what he has to work on and will do it.Wrong pick for
the Jazz?? When you eat crow in the spring of next year I hope you have a good
drink picked out to wash it down..I think the Jazz should keep Stockton.
He has the best "personal" coach of anybody on the team.
Panic time panic time!! A 21 year old high drafted rookie has had two bad games
in a row!!We can't judge the kid realistically until he has had
a season or two in the NBA. Let's just relax and trust that the coaches
know what they are doing and that the kid can replicate what he's done his
whole life, which is win.If nothing more, he is one of the hardest
working kids you will ever come across. Google videos of his workouts and read
about how dedicated he has been his whole life. He's not somebody who
takes for granted his opportunities, and I think that alone is a huge positive
in a world of me, me, me pro athletes.Good luck, Trey. We are
cheering for you.
Look at Damian Lillard's summer league stats from last year...he averaged
26.5 points, 5.3 assists, and 4 rebounds per game over 4 games. Burke is no
Lillard and will struggle this year, especially with antiquated and predictable
set plays the Jazz run. Watching today's game, Burke had a bunch of
turnovers because everyone knew where he was supposed to pass the ball. Short,
slow, and inconsistent playing against mostly D-Leaguers--the wrong pick for the
In the first 2 games, I thought T.Burke looked a little bit like Tony Parker but
without that incredible speed on the first step or the ability to finish around
the basket once he gets there. Burke made it to the rim a lot in the 1st game
but got blocked on his attempts. It could be that he is adjusting to the speed
and size of the NBA. What I liked so far is his demeanor on the court. He is
calm and does not hurry into any play. The 2 shots off a step back and after a
screen in game 2's highlights promises much. But to achieve high success he
needs to work on his quickness and finish against size. Can he, is the million
dollar question. We should know by the end of this season.
i know that John loves his private life...and his time spent with his kids...but
i was wondering if he watches the Jazz games on the tube...and if he thinks
he'll help out with the guards...it would be cool though...think about the
great decision making John could impart to the young guys...
Stockton is the guy that needs to get a shot with the team. He plays hard all
Lebron James had terrible shooting nights in a few of the NBA finals. It happens
to everybody. I think it's mostly mental right now for Trey because he is
feeling the pressure of being the starter as a rookie and everyone's
expectations are so high. It does seem that this Jazz summer league team is just
playing street ball with very few plays being run. That might be partially due
to the guys not being together very long but some of the teams seem more
prepared. I am worried that our coaching staff is not equipped to teach a team
as young as the Jazz wil be. It seems like a real experienced coach would be
beneficial but hopefully Corbin and his staff can figure things out. I'm
not worried about Trey.
Im not counting Trey out...but it does make a fan worry...because he is
competing against low competition...but i am sure he is still trying to
adjust...once he gets to practice with the team...im sure he'll be good...