Utah Jazz: Trey Burke returns — but his shot doesn't

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  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    July 13, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    Jimmer was never a pure point guard and Trey Burk was that was the difference. Jimmer will be playing basketball in europe soon.

  • Jim1027 St. George, UT
    July 13, 2013 6:39 a.m.

    Last year Jimmer made 41.7% of his threes, yet the Jazz wouldn't sniff at a 6'2" guard from local BYU who was player of the year when he graduated. They'd rather have a smaller guy who shot 38% for threes in his last year of college.

    Even if neither can play defense, it makes no sense to many local fans, but to the Millers I suppose it does.

  • Irving IRVING, TX
    July 12, 2013 7:08 p.m.

    side note to someone's comment, Jaycee Carroll played for USU not Weber and has had an excellent career over seas, still making 100s of thousands of dollars per year.

  • Irving IRVING, TX
    July 12, 2013 7:06 p.m.

    I think Trey Burke's sub par performance in the summer leage is the best thing to happen to him in regards to his professional career. He has been in this situation before where he has had to prove himself and work relentlessly to do so. I would much rather have him worried about his career at this stage if it results in dedicated work ethic, which I hear he has. He overcame odds at the college level and became the NATIONAL NCCA PLAYER OF THE YEAR. If anything, he has the mental strength to pull this off. There have been a lot of pros that have been told at some point in their careers that they are too short, too slow, can't jump high enough, can't shoot well enough, to go on and have excellent even all star careers, even hall of fame careers. Mark Jackson is one that comes to mind.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    July 12, 2013 3:29 p.m.

    Jimmer will be forgotten very quickly when Jabari Parker goes pro next year. He is a guy that will be a superstar while jimmers furute is overseas. The kings can't even trade him right now.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    July 12, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    People who take summer league seriously are fans that don't know anything at all about basketball.

    If production in the summer league actually means anything then please tell me where Anthony Randolph, who scored 45 points in the summer league is right now? He is so good he couldn't even get off denvers bench last year.

    Marco Bellinelli also did well in the summer league, how come he isn't an All-Star? The same can be said for Nate Robinson.

    What about former Weber State player Jaycee Carroll He scored alot of points in the D-league how come isn't he evern playing in the NBA right now? My goodness he was draining 3 pointers like they were nothing.

    There is a reason front office people are where they are you fans are where you are.

    George Hill did pretty lousy in the summer league and he is starting for the pacers right now.

  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    July 12, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    Like I said you never waste a top ten pick on a point guard unless they are magic Johnson. There are plenty of very good point guards later in the draft.

    What is hard to finds are good big men, shooting guards and small forwards. Wasting salary cap on a point guard is just silly.

  • Dr. Dunkenstein Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    I think it is a little bit premature to be getting all jittery about Trey Burke over sub-par shooting in 3 games of what has been essentially "jungle-ball". The coaches have openly identified several things that they have seen in his game that they have really liked. His court vision and his tendency not to not get flustered under pressure are definite positives, and his defense and pacing have gotten much better over the course of the Summer League. The coaches are going to continue to work with him, and he is going to be fine.

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    July 12, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    The problem with Burke's shot is the lack of arch, just like he said because I'm sure the coaches told him. That is definitely fixable. Just look at Hayward--His rookie year, every outside shot had too much arch and hit the front rim, but this year he shot about 40% from 3.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    July 12, 2013 10:25 a.m.

    @John Wicks

    Yeah, if your team needs a guy who shoots 30% and can't play defense.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    July 12, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    Neto would be a better choice for the rest of the youth, so would Michael Stockton. Both of these players get the others involved on every play. Burke might be a great player, but he isn't looking to run an offense, he is looking for his shot. Jimmer is still available for a reason, he cannot play the point, and cannot shoot thirty times a game like he did at BYU.

  • gotold Ivins, UT
    July 12, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    Wow. I assume everyone is getting the same uncomfortable feeling I am starting to get! We all heard the "he is short but he can really play" comments coming from the Jazz organization. I'm sorry but based on the first three games, he would appear to be the first Jazz player to be cut. Let's all take a deep breath and watch how he plays the rest of the summer season. We all expected that he would be one of the best players in the whole league.

  • John Wicks Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    Jimmer is still available and would be a great addition.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 12, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    The guy has played three pre-season scrimmages and you have decided his whole career. I bet if MJ had three horrible scrimmages you would have thrown him out too. Just relax. You are not all sports journalists and jumping on the kid will cause more damage than letting him just learn to play and evolve into the system. Do not create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Encouragement and support would be nice as the kid has credentials.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    July 12, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    Just a young guy who needs time to adjust to a much faster game than he has ever played in.

    Knowing this why would the bosses more or less leave him without a stable mature force in the lockeroom. These young guys get down on themselves and need a steady and mature presence on the floor and on the bench.

    Jazz now have Hayward to fill that role. Ouch.

    Perhaps Randy Foye can help the young pg with his shot. Oh yeah he was let go for a second round draft pick. The Jazz still have money in the bank they must spend and they will get a pg to back up Burks but it will not be half the talent they let go in Foye and the price will be at least as high.

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    July 12, 2013 7:53 a.m.

    From what I saw, he needs to rely on speed- he is getting in trouble trying to shoot near the basket against much taller/quicker players than he is used to. There is a lot to learn- the Pros are a different game than College ball. He will be fine with more experience.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    July 12, 2013 7:41 a.m.

    Let's see what Sidney Lowe has to say. He was the big star for NC St and their NCAA run. Actually, that is what he is being paid for. Hopefully, he'll be able to see what is wrong. He has the tools. It looks like inexperience. You can cure that.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    July 12, 2013 4:55 a.m.

    Could this be another one of the Jazz's busts...Burke the newest bust?

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    July 11, 2013 10:10 p.m.

    One turnover in 26 minutes...outstanding. Keep shooting, Trey.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 11, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    he'll probably question himself...man...three summer league games?...

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    July 11, 2013 9:29 p.m.

    21% shooting? I can drop kick a basketball better than that? Is this the Jazz curse or something? How does the NCAA player of the year shoot like a one handed girl? I hope they aren't paying him much this year. Maybe they should sign the guy who took his place.