Utah Jazz: Give Trey Burke the keys and let him drive this Jazz car

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  • Rafter17 OAKLEY, ID
    July 6, 2013 2:42 p.m.

    Poorly written article, though the idea behind it is an intriguing one.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 6, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    @ Jazz Source

    Trey Burke will have some problems guarding the outstanding point guards that you mentioned (along with Chris Paul), but they will have problems guarding him. Burke has been through this before, people doubting him, and I think he will be fine. He probably will play less minutes per game against the top point guards, but that will mostly be because he will probably get in quicker foul trouble in many of those games. Don't forget, also...it will prove foolish for other teams to try and trap Burke with Burks or Hayward near him in the back court and all three can get to the rim. Go Jazz!

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    July 6, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    Thanks for bringing back memories of enduring my two teenage boys getting behind the wheel of my car. I still shudder at the thought.

    Las Vegas already has Trey Burke as Rookie of the Year, and Jazz Fans think he's already John Stockton.

    Let's ease off the accelerator a bit and bring back Mo Williams to teach the kid to drive in the NBA before giving him the keys.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    Whether Burke wants some Drivers Ed or not he needs it. The NBA is a tough league and he is small. I sure hope they find a decent veteran who can play so Burke can watch and learn something.

    The NBA PG position is extremely difficult let alone running all the variations the Jazz have off each set. It can be overwhelming even for the POY in college.

    Let him start slow off the bench and then if he rips it up with the time he gets then turn him loose. Don't put all the pressure on him to start because he is not used to losing and with this roster there will be plenty of that next season.

    I am anxious to see how he does but the Jazz would be wise to have some veteran help available. Don't want to stunt his growth by letting him get beat down repeatedly. Lets face it, going against Russell Westbrook, Deron William, Derrick Rose, et. al is not going to be confidence building for this kid.

    Another topic. I hope we can scrape enough money together to keep Foye. I am wondering though considering we have Brandon Rush.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    With the exeption of one Debbie Downer there are some good comments. I would agree with this article. Lillard says that was the main part of his success this last year is they gave him the keys and let him drive.. When he screwed up he was pulled, talked to, then put back in the game.And please, please in no way let Mo.Watson/Tinsley back in the game. Couple of Fredette comments on this post. I think he would thrive in another system. He can't be any worse than the three we had last year. As main backup he would be fine. And the fan base will fill the seats..

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:22 a.m.


    you nailed it. The Jazz fell out of the play-off race when Marvin Williams got all of DeMarre's PT.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    July 6, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    For less than 3 million per year, Jimmer would come here, be loyal, from time to time drop 40 on people and lead the Jazz. statistically he looks like Ray Allen. Not too shabby having been dealt the cards he has in SAC.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    July 6, 2013 9:59 a.m.


  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 6, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    Let Burke drive the car and let Tinsley ride shotgun.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    July 6, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    This kids got let me out of Utah for the Lakers written all over him. It started with his first comment "Utah is a nice place to START my career" My bet he ends up in LA, Dallas, Boston or NY in three years if he is any good at all. I hope that Michael Stockton comes into Orlando and impresses the Jazz enough that he sticks with the team. I watched his dad go from a skinny bench warmer that couldn't shoot more that ten feet, to the best guard in the NBA. Maybe, just maybe he has the same skills and loyalty that his dad had, and we can have a quality guard for awhile. I know there's a lot of maybes in that statement, but this kid will not stick in SLC. It's better to let Carroll go too, he was good off the bench, but his starting gigs weren't that good. But anyone that started with Al Jefferson looked bad. The bench was better than the starters because Al's lazy defensive game was riding the pine.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    July 6, 2013 9:16 a.m.


  • dumprake Washington, UT
    July 6, 2013 6:33 a.m.

    The only problem with this analogy is that Burke has been "driving this car" since he was three. He hasn't been in some dumb driver's ed class for basketball players, he has been playing with many of the best players in the world. I don't disagree with his premise, but his analogy is flawed. Heck, Burke can "drive circles" around most of the NBA players.

  • OrlandoJazzFan Winter Springs, FL
    July 6, 2013 3:20 a.m.

    Only complaint I have so far of the process is letting DeMarre get away... We could have easily afforded what Atlanta offered and he was the type of role player we so need. For heavens sake don't sit back and let Foye get away too.