It is to bad that so early in his career Carlos Burke breaks a finger and has to
set out for three or more months. Let's hope he comes back and can then
stay healthy the Jazz need a point guard.
I think this is actually a best case scenario.It gives the Jazz every
reason to do a smart business move.Trade a 2nd round draft pick to
Sacramento for Fredette (price may be higher after last night).You will
sell tickets & ad space - smart business move.He might make the team
better than John Lucas III and Scott Machado (*just might*)Worst case
scenario:You can play him 1/2 the year, greatly increase his value
(he'll average at least 15 ppg/5 apg), and trade him at the trade deadline
for more than you traded to get him.Financial - win Organization - win Fanbase - win The only downside here is
that the Jazz have NO EXCUSE for not doing this. Seriously, getting Teague or
sticking with Lucas/Machado makes no sense to anyone. This is opportunity
knocking on the Jazz's door. Will they answer is the question.
Frank Laydon seemed to build a great team on height (Mark Eaton was a
project,but "you can't teach height"), speed, (Ricky
Green--"the fastest of them all,"), strength, (Karl Malone, John
Stockton no serious injuries, never missed a game). Heart and Desire of course
were also important to Frank, who himself had the heart and desire to succeed,
though BB was not his first love...so the point? Yes the Point, (PG) must
include elements of all these qualities, which have nothing to do with being
great in College, as the pro-game is a different game.
Many experts feel burke is too slow to ever be all star level in the league
anyway. I look at what he does and he is very good against inferior competition,
but struggled in the NCAA championship game against a quicker point guard. He
will be good but not great. He is not a franchise player. The only player on the
Jazz that can reach the expectations of Jazz fans is Kanter. The rest will never
achieve the greatness everyone expects them too. This is not a contender in the
future, hopefully management doesn't overspend for these young players.