Utah Jazz: Trey Burke has rough Jazz debut, but team likes what he's doing

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  • fortydam OREM, UT
    July 9, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    I thought he looked like he was rushing his game, he became a little predictable with his moves too. His jumper looked solid, even though he wasn't scoring, and his ball handling looked good. I agree he had a little immaturity thing going on, but it's one game. The thing that stood out the most was his poor defensive footwork, he needs to learn that these bigger NBA guys can get around him unless he moves his feet.

    The big french dude looked good on defense, but slow motion on offense.

    Michael Stockton should make this team. His defense is already NBA caliber, and he will develop into a fine backup this year. I think he's better than Burke at this stage. That year in Germany toughened him up.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 8, 2013 5:14 p.m.

    Ok i am not going to count him out yet...but since i am not familiar with his game...i really was leaning on Larkin as our PG...but...since most fans love Trey Burke...i decided heck why not give it a shot...but...this is my problem...he was projected at most a top 6 pick...we got him at 9...and in summer league...they play against no name players...this is the time you'd see who'll make an immediate impact on a team...and who are ready to take it to the next level...that being said...i dont think one game should be a basis for Trey's future performance...but it does want me to watch closer...

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    July 8, 2013 5:26 a.m.

    Seven rebounds is a lot. Five assists is also quite good. El Sid has the credentials from NC St. to know what he is talking about. As Festus on "Gunsmoke" would say, "he's a young un"" He'll be fine. Even on a bad day, he knows how to smile.

  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    July 8, 2013 2:13 a.m.

    Mainly, he not only looked composed, he quarterbacked his team to a double digit win - after the momentum had shifted to the Heat's "Summie players."

    I'll take that....

  • Fred33 KAYSVILLE, UT
    July 7, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    I remember watching D-Will stink it up in a summer league game I watched at SLCC after he was drafted. I came away from that game thinking we had made a horrible draft choice. Boy was I wrong! I would hold off judgement on Trey Burke.

  • Silly Rabbit Small Town, USA, UT
    July 7, 2013 10:49 p.m.

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! WOW its Burkes first game in the NBA, so lets get back to reality........ players are going to press a bit when they are trying to prove to much..... so lets all kick back and get grounded ourselves, these players have to make adjustments from game to game..... Burkes will be fine, he just needs to realize he can't do it all right now...... one game, his first game is gone lets see how he does Tuesday, he'll be fine...... so relax Fans that want to complain about everything, he is young. Before you know it you will becomplaing about what Coach Corbin should of done.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    July 7, 2013 9:26 p.m.


  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    July 7, 2013 7:50 p.m.

    I would rather see him have a rough outing his first try than a great one.Brings him back down to earth and will make him work harder.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 7, 2013 6:51 p.m.

    I didn't see the game, but I saw him a couple of times in the NCAAs. He can shoot. He can score. Be patient.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    July 7, 2013 6:34 p.m.

    I've seen some posters lately that are real critical of how the Jazz have been reshaping the team. I can just see the "I told you so" comments that will be coming after one rookie game in Orlando. Remember, Burke was the college player of the year and the leading point guard prospect in the draft so don't be too quick to judge. He didn't shoot the ball well as reported, and he still looked a little confused out there but he did grab 6 rebounds and we haven't seen than from our point guards in awhile. I think you will start to see him get more comfortable as these summer league games progress and we will be anxious for the real games to begin in October. Be patient my Jazz friends.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 7, 2013 6:15 p.m.

    I will say he did appear to be directing traffic and attempting to tell players where they should be. That is good he is vocal like that.

    That being said there is no way he had only 2 turnovers. I watched the entire game and he got blocked and had the ball stolen at least 2-3 times and then additionally threw at least a couple of passes away.

    If he is as tough as they say he is hopefully he bounces back big-time in the next game.

    I sure hope he does.

  • fastfox Ogden, UT
    July 7, 2013 6:13 p.m.

    The thing that worries me the most about Burke is his speed and quickness. He looked awfully slow out on the floor and his overall body language was very relaxed. I like his low turnover numbers (compared to MCW's 9!) and I think his shooting will improve.

    The question is now, are people still happy with the pick after seeing both Burke and Michal Carter-Williams play?

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    July 7, 2013 6:08 p.m.

    Uh, rough outing would be the understatement of the decade. He literally had zero impact until a couple of nice assists in the last 50 seconds of the game.

    He just looked incredibly mediocre in everything he did, that is except dribbling between his legs while the shot clock wound to zero play after play.

    There is no sugar-coating this game. Burke was just bad.

    He couldn't break down the defense. He did a poor job running the pick and roll. He missed most all of his shots. He also got blocked on most all of his shots in the paint. He simply looked too small and over-matched in the paint.

    Looked like he was sulking a bit. Immaturity.

    He better figure out how to finish over some tall trees because today he looked like he was incapable of doing so....and lets not forget that these are the guys just trying to make NBA rosters because they are not as good.

    Burke has some major adjusting to do. If he can't adjust quickly we won't win 20 games next season if he is the starter and he plays anything close to that.

    Gobert looked decent/mobile.