Comments about ‘Hayward, Burke both trying to break out of big shooting slumps’

Return to article »

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4 2014 2:45 p.m. MST

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Burley, ID

"Official attendance at Monday’s game was 17,139."

That's the number of tickets sold, but not the number of people actually in attendance. Clearly, there were several thousand "no shows." It's sad to see so many empty seats in the arena.

Bastrop, TX

I think it's all about Burke realizing that in the NBA, he's not the "stud" he was in college. Two things are apparent....He's a tad short, and though he's quick when he's on the move, he isn't quick enough to react to the superb point guards in the NBA. This causes his defense to suffer...He might work out to be a good one, but the first thing he needs is a coach to put him in a scheme where he can use his skills and develop new ones....He hasn't got this in Corbin.
As for Hayward....He's under too much pressure attempting to make an offense go when there's no pattern to work with.....He's a team player and doesn't function well in Corbin's "playground" offense where everybody goes one on one and forgets about playing defense.


Funny how Hayward gets a pass from all of the Jazz critics. He gets more looks at the hoop than anyone would have got from Sloan, continues to throw up bricks and it's Corbins fault. I think Hayward brings more to the game than shooting, so I think he deserves to start. Blaming Corbins "playground basketball" on his struggles is absolutely hilarious. Wide open bricks, dribbling the ball off of your leg, and throwing lazy passes is not a coaching problem. Hayward seems more worried about his up and coming televised marriage and landing a Celtics contract, than he does his current skill level. I agree that Burke's is finding the NBA a little more challenging than college. Ask Jimmer.

Jazz Fan in Potsdam
Potsdam, NY

Hayward doesn't get a pass from me. He does some good things, but shot is inconsistant and way too turnover prone. If Jazz give him more than 10 mil/year, they are fools. He's a number two and maybe even number three on a good team. The Celtics want him. Trade him for a lesser player and the higher of their two first round draft picks. I'm not giving up on Trey Burke, but if the best player available on draft day is a point guard (say Exum or Smart), they should take him.

Tokyo, Japan

anyone here wanted to trade Hayward?...i have a feeling that its ok for the fans if Hayward is traded for some solid assets...if he is to be traded...to where and what do you want to get for him in return?....

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments