Commentary: Trey Burke's injury is almost the worst possible situation for the Utah Jazz

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  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 18, 2013 6:46 p.m.

    It is to bad that so early in his career Carlos Burke breaks a finger and has to set out for three or more months. Let's hope he comes back and can then stay healthy the Jazz need a point guard.

  • cyruszuo LAKE FOREST, CA
    Oct. 18, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    I think this is actually a best case scenario.
    It gives the Jazz every reason to do a smart business move.
    Trade a 2nd round draft pick to Sacramento for Fredette (price may be higher after last night).
    You will sell tickets & ad space - smart business move.
    He might make the team better than John Lucas III and Scott Machado (*just might*)
    Worst case scenario:
    You can play him 1/2 the year, greatly increase his value (he'll average at least 15 ppg/5 apg), and trade him at the trade deadline for more than you traded to get him.

    Financial - win
    Organization - win
    Fanbase - win

    The only downside here is that the Jazz have NO EXCUSE for not doing this. Seriously, getting Teague or sticking with Lucas/Machado makes no sense to anyone. This is opportunity knocking on the Jazz's door. Will they answer is the question.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 18, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    Frank Laydon seemed to build a great team on height (Mark Eaton was a project,but "you can't teach height"), speed, (Ricky Green--"the fastest of them all,"), strength, (Karl Malone, John Stockton no serious injuries, never missed a game). Heart and Desire of course were also important to Frank, who himself had the heart and desire to succeed, though BB was not his first the point? Yes the Point, (PG) must include elements of all these qualities, which have nothing to do with being great in College, as the pro-game is a different game.

  • goforit Provo, UT
    Oct. 18, 2013 7:20 a.m.

    Many experts feel burke is too slow to ever be all star level in the league anyway. I look at what he does and he is very good against inferior competition, but struggled in the NCAA championship game against a quicker point guard. He will be good but not great. He is not a franchise player. The only player on the Jazz that can reach the expectations of Jazz fans is Kanter. The rest will never achieve the greatness everyone expects them too. This is not a contender in the future, hopefully management doesn't overspend for these young players.