Utah Jazz draftee Alec Burks comes out shooting

No. 12 pick made 12 of 13 baskets, with 5 of 6 from beyond the arc

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  • klepsydra Longmont, CO
    Nov. 29, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    I'm not a big fan of CJ but he looked like he was in the best shape of his life. He impressed me quite a bit in the half that I watched. He seemed a little lighter and stronger then he used to be. I look forward to seeing CJ, Hayward, and Burks eat up all the minutes at 2 and 3.

  • President Joker Washington, DC
    Nov. 17, 2011 12:43 p.m.


    If every guy we draft turns into an all-star, we will probably be able to keep only two of them. Kanter doesn't have to be an All-Star but I hope he can be a contributor and not a bust.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    Nov. 9, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    C'mon NBA players--lot's more charity games. If you ever want to strengthen your case with the fans, you could do a lot worse than working for the benefit of your fellow man. Your "owners" might have a tough time matching that kind of publicity or good will.

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    Nov. 9, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    Burks was awesome to watch. Kanter was a disappointment. He's huge, and he keeps his hands up ready for the ball (take note, Fes), but he looked a bit lost out there and when he went to the basket he went soft. Hopefully he's just rusty and hopefully he'll be the star we need him to be.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    To CJ's credit, he did get quite a bit more athletic. I don't think he would've been able to do those dunks last year.

    Burks looks very smooth, I just hope he keeps working hard and doesn't have a cocky attitude. He can defiantly play PG. I remember he did one pass that I thought was incredible.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    Goodbye CJ!

    I actually predicted this (Burks schooling CJ) the day before the game in another Jazz thread.

    Burks is here CJ so you can go buy your own gym and shoot all the 3's you want....and you won't have to play a lick of defense..kind of like when you play for the Jazz.

    We already knew Burks could put it on the floor and take it to the hole (yoo-hoo CJ...did you see how that works?) but Burks appears to have been working hard on his outside shooting too. Uh oh.

    Goodbye CJ.

    Yes I know it was an exhibition game but a man can dream can't he?

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    I know it was just a fun exhibition game but it is fun to hear and see that these rookies / young players we have so much hope in came out and played well. I hope the season doesn't get cancelled so we can see these guys develop, even if they will probably struggle at first or maybe even for the whole season.
    Here is hoping the players wise up and accept the owners offer.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    Burks appears to be everything we had hoped Miles would develop into.

    A starting five of Kanter, Burks, Favors, Hayward, and Jeremy Evans. ( all 1st and 2nd year rookies ) I believe could compete with most NBA teams and do rather well. Just my opinion though for what it's worth.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Nov. 8, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    I see the Human Pogo Stick (Jeremy Evans) can still fly!

    I can't wait to Evans, Favors, Kanter and Burke in a Jazz uniform again. That is if there's an NBA season.

  • oldasdirt Grantsville, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    Thanks Mike for writing about the players and their performance.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    Jimmer got Burk'd ;)