Utah Jazz: Rusty but ready Alec Burks fills in nicely at the point in Jazz win over Dallas

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  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 9, 2013 11:25 p.m.

    Those pushing Burks as a starter should be ready to lose a lot of games this season. I am not saying that he is not talented, or that he shouldn't be in there. What I am saying is that it will take time to develop him, and we will lose games in the process. And when we lose games, Jazz fans start freaking out. I am comfortable with the prospect of playing Burks a lot more, taking the losses, not making the playoffs, and having a shot at a higher draft pick. We might not make the playoffs anyway, but with Burks and Hayward in the back court, the team is about 2000 times more exciting to watch. Are we ready to trade success now for success later?

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Jan. 8, 2013 5:01 p.m.

    Burks deserves increasing minutes as the season progresses, not just because veteran point guards are hurt and not at the expense of Hayward's minutes, either. Both of them on the court at the same time will provide thrills and spur growth in both their games. As I've said before many times, other teams will not be able to press the Jazz in the back court if Burks and Hayward are taking turns bring the ball up.

  • DougC San Diego, CA
    Jan. 8, 2013 1:56 p.m.

    It took long enough. Burks is finally getting the minutes that he desereves. Please play the young guys for our future.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Jan. 8, 2013 1:37 a.m.

    Corbin, if Burks ends up getting lost on the bench again you need to lose your job! Watson and Tinsley both are serviceable as back ups but at least while Mo Williams is recovering Burks need the chance right now to develop. Burks will make a few mistakes but if you sit him on the bench when he does you are hurting the long term development of the team. I've also heard that Marvin Williams is one of the nicest guys in the league, and I appreciate that but it shouldn't be buying him a starting job on the team. Listen Corbin to a little reason here, and I'm not even charging you for this. Carrol and Burks need to be getting the minutes instead of Tinsley,Watson, and Marvin Williams. Do this while continuing to develop Favors, Kanter, and Hayward and the future of the Jazz will start getting better.