Jimmer was never a pure point guard and Trey Burk was that was the difference.
Jimmer will be playing basketball in europe soon.
Last year Jimmer made 41.7% of his threes, yet the Jazz wouldn't sniff at a
6'2" guard from local BYU who was player of the year when he graduated.
They'd rather have a smaller guy who shot 38% for threes in his last year
of college. Even if neither can play defense, it makes no sense to
many local fans, but to the Millers I suppose it does.
side note to someone's comment, Jaycee Carroll played for USU not Weber and
has had an excellent career over seas, still making 100s of thousands of dollars
I think Trey Burke's sub par performance in the summer leage is the best
thing to happen to him in regards to his professional career. He has been in
this situation before where he has had to prove himself and work relentlessly to
do so. I would much rather have him worried about his career at this stage if
it results in dedicated work ethic, which I hear he has. He overcame odds at
the college level and became the NATIONAL NCCA PLAYER OF THE YEAR. If anything,
he has the mental strength to pull this off. There have been a lot of pros that
have been told at some point in their careers that they are too short, too slow,
can't jump high enough, can't shoot well enough, to go on and have
excellent even all star careers, even hall of fame careers. Mark Jackson is one
that comes to mind.
Jimmer will be forgotten very quickly when Jabari Parker goes pro next year. He
is a guy that will be a superstar while jimmers furute is overseas. The kings
can't even trade him right now.
People who take summer league seriously are fans that don't know anything
at all about basketball. If production in the summer league actually
means anything then please tell me where Anthony Randolph, who scored 45 points
in the summer league is right now? He is so good he couldn't even get off
denvers bench last year. Marco Bellinelli also did well in the
summer league, how come he isn't an All-Star? The same can be said for Nate
Robinson.What about former Weber State player Jaycee Carroll He
scored alot of points in the D-league how come isn't he evern playing in
the NBA right now? My goodness he was draining 3 pointers like they were
nothing.There is a reason front office people are where they are you
fans are where you are. George Hill did pretty lousy in the summer
league and he is starting for the pacers right now.
Like I said you never waste a top ten pick on a point guard unless they are
magic Johnson. There are plenty of very good point guards later in the draft.What is hard to finds are good big men, shooting guards and small
forwards. Wasting salary cap on a point guard is just silly.
I think it is a little bit premature to be getting all jittery about Trey Burke
over sub-par shooting in 3 games of what has been essentially
"jungle-ball". The coaches have openly identified several things that
they have seen in his game that they have really liked. His court vision and
his tendency not to not get flustered under pressure are definite positives, and
his defense and pacing have gotten much better over the course of the Summer
League. The coaches are going to continue to work with him, and he is going to
The problem with Burke's shot is the lack of arch, just like he said
because I'm sure the coaches told him. That is definitely fixable. Just
look at Hayward--His rookie year, every outside shot had too much arch and hit
the front rim, but this year he shot about 40% from 3.
@John WicksYeah, if your team needs a guy who shoots 30% and
can't play defense.
Neto would be a better choice for the rest of the youth, so would Michael
Stockton. Both of these players get the others involved on every play. Burke
might be a great player, but he isn't looking to run an offense, he is
looking for his shot. Jimmer is still available for a reason, he cannot play the
point, and cannot shoot thirty times a game like he did at BYU.
Wow. I assume everyone is getting the same uncomfortable feeling I am starting
to get! We all heard the "he is short but he can really play" comments
coming from the Jazz organization. I'm sorry but based on the first three
games, he would appear to be the first Jazz player to be cut. Let's all
take a deep breath and watch how he plays the rest of the summer season. We all
expected that he would be one of the best players in the whole league.
Jimmer is still available and would be a great addition.
The guy has played three pre-season scrimmages and you have decided his whole
career. I bet if MJ had three horrible scrimmages you would have thrown him out
too. Just relax. You are not all sports journalists and jumping on the kid
will cause more damage than letting him just learn to play and evolve into the
system. Do not create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Encouragement and support
would be nice as the kid has credentials.
Just a young guy who needs time to adjust to a much faster game than he has ever
played in. Knowing this why would the bosses more or less leave him
without a stable mature force in the lockeroom. These young guys get down on
themselves and need a steady and mature presence on the floor and on the
bench.Jazz now have Hayward to fill that role. Ouch.Perhaps Randy Foye can help the young pg with his shot. Oh yeah he was let
go for a second round draft pick. The Jazz still have money in the bank they
must spend and they will get a pg to back up Burks but it will not be half the
talent they let go in Foye and the price will be at least as high.
From what I saw, he needs to rely on speed- he is getting in trouble trying to
shoot near the basket against much taller/quicker players than he is used to.
There is a lot to learn- the Pros are a different game than College ball. He
will be fine with more experience.
Let's see what Sidney Lowe has to say. He was the big star for NC St and
their NCAA run. Actually, that is what he is being paid for. Hopefully,
he'll be able to see what is wrong. He has the tools. It looks like
inexperience. You can cure that.
Could this be another one of the Jazz's busts...Burke the newest bust?
One turnover in 26 minutes...outstanding. Keep shooting, Trey.
he'll probably question himself...man...three summer league games?...
21% shooting? I can drop kick a basketball better than that? Is this the Jazz
curse or something? How does the NCAA player of the year shoot like a one handed
girl? I hope they aren't paying him much this year. Maybe they should sign
the guy who took his place.