Utah Jazz: Burks, Kanter lead Jazz summer league team over Pacers

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  • Captain L Provo, UT
    July 12, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    Kanter needs more touches, he shot like 5 out of 6 and was 2 for 2 at the line. For Kanter to improve sooner rather than later the coaches need to control what happens more and call plays that get Kanter the ball both in the low post and the high post. Kanter has a good shot, he just needs game experience where he can get comfortable taking shots and learning what different moves will work best. I think Murphy will be at least OK, he shows some good skills and should make the team, IMO. Burks made a couple of good passes but I'm still frustrated that he doesn't pass to the open teammate when he should, instead he forces alot of shots. Kanter has been open several times in these summer games on pick and rolls and Burks doesn't make the pass but instead forces the shot, sometimes he makes the shot and people think he's good but in reality he made the wrong decision. I hope he learns and shows he can be a complete player.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    July 12, 2012 9:24 p.m.

    Thanks for the summary, Scalman. Those of us who can't view the games appreciate it . . . .

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 12, 2012 8:16 p.m.

    Ahearn played solid at point, also scored near the basket a couple of times. It might come down to Ahearn vs. Watson for final Jazz spot. I like both.
    Burks finished drives well, made big plays throughout and big free throws near the end of the game, and maybe most importantly, made a few sweet assist passes into the paint, showing his potential value as a point guard. One pass he made to a streaking Michael Stockton was perfect. One pass he made to Kanter when Kanter wasn't looking was not so perfect, but Burks came right back with points. I hope Burks gets invited to the Stockton home before training camp commences.
    Kanter had an up and down game, but played hard and showed a very quick spin move twice, finishing on the other side of the rim nicely.
    Evans was active and effective near the rim, less so 10 feet out, his jumper off.