Utah Jazz: Trey Burke out with broken finger

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  • Chickenhawks Kuna, ID
    Oct. 15, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    Let operation Andrew Wiggins begin!!!

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Oct. 15, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    I totally agree with a number of those posting here. There should be no debate surrounding what the Jazz need to do....Neto is the obvious answer, and the Jazz should do whatever is necessary to get him into camp asap.

  • SWWeatherGuy South Weber, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 6:25 p.m.

    Tough break (pun intended) but Trey wasn't leading this team to anything special. It hurts that he will lose 8-12 weeks of experience but he will still get ample time to develop. As long as this isn't a sign of things to come, the Jazz can afford this loss at this time-- better now than next season with a lotto pick and quality FA or two.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    Real unfortunate for Trey. I think most Jazz fans were bracing for a down year anyway so I hope they don't deviate from the plan. Keep developing the young guys and hopefully Trey will still get enough time later in the year to see what he can do. More ping pong balls is a good thing.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 2:47 p.m.

    @ Uncle Rico

    I liked Mo, but he can smile all he wants. He is not a starting PG in the NBA. He is a solid back up. He would only be a starter in a place like Miami.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    Re: Brave Sir Robin

    The season has 82 games not 72.

    David Stern will no longer be announcing draft picks, as he is retiring.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 14, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    I can see how it plays out now.

    1. Jazz go 8-64 this season.
    2. Jazz are rife with ping pong balls.
    3. Jazz win the lottery.
    4. "With the first pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Utah Jazz select Andrew Wiggins!" - David Stern
    5. Wiggins tears his ACL walking up to the stage to shake Stern's hand.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Oct. 14, 2013 1:04 p.m.


    I had forgotten about Raul Neto, buying out his Spanish league contract would be a great idea. The only problem is Neto's team in Spain (Lagun Aro) is in a rebuilding process itself and GM Dennis Lindsey doesn't appear to be too keen on the idea of trying to lure away one of its best players.

  • Jim1027 St. George, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    Why not get Jimmer?

    If nothing else, it will sell tickets, and he couldn't do worse than the point guards we've had for years.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    Somewhere in the world, Mo Williams just chuckled.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    Would agree to let Burks handle the point duties. If Jazz keep a fifteen man roster the last two will be non guarenteed anyway. They would have until March 1 if they decide to let the non guarenteed guys go. This might be a win win situation. Burks could develope much more,Burke could take the time for practice with his left hand, shile keeping his legs in tip top shape. But say goodbye to ROY award for Burke.

  • Mike W Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    Wow... we may have just joined Philly as the front-runner in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. Looking forward to Trey getting back on the court and this team continuing their growing pains, but this could be very ugly for a little bit.

  • meworkingman PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    Why don't the Jazz do what they should've done in the first place? Buy out Raul Neto's Spanish team contract and get him here to be the starting PG. JLIII might be an okay backup but we don't need a shoot-first PG running this team as a starter.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    I don't think any of the other Jazz point guards are good enough to step up and be a suitable backup. So, the Jazz will likely try and pull off a trade.

    If that doesn't work out, I say let Alec Burks run the point. It would give him a lot more playing time and allow Ian Clark to step into backing up the 2 guard position. Playing them together would also make for an athletic and dynamic duo.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    Bad news for sure. This will severely stunt his development. Potentially missing up to nearly half a season??? Wow.

    That being said my guess is we just got a few more ping pong balls. C'mon Wiggins.

    Its not like this team was going to win anything anyways. Look no further than the beat down they took on their own home court from the Clippers. Youth vs experience. Make no mistake, you don't skip steps to becoming good in the NBA.

    Oh well, train wrecks can be interesting to watch too right?