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Published: Tuesday, July 9 2013 7:55 p.m. MDT

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Tokyo, Japan

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...

Ivins, UT

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.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Stockton is the guy that needs to get a shot with the team. He plays hard all the time.

Tokyo, Japan

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...

San Mateo, CA

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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 Jazz.

Sandy, UT

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.

Layton, UT


Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

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.

Morgan, UT

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.

Ivins, UT


Listen, 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.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

With the way Trey Burke has been shooting, one has to wonder if he's been watching highlights of Jimmer Fredette's NBA career.

Santa Monica, CA

@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."

Saint George, UT


Marvin 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.

Wasatch Al
South Jordan, UT

Is Mo Williams still available? Throwing out every free agent from last year may not be the best way to go right now.

Tokyo, Japan

@Veracity and @jp3

you 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...

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