Utah Jazz: Trey Burke to make NBA debut tonight in New Orleans; Jeremy Evans will also play

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  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    So far year to date our PG's have demonstrated almost zero capability to create any type of a shot for a team mate. Tinsley and Lucas are both too slow to break anybody down on defense and draw a double team which is really the only way you get good shots...exploiting a double team.

    Burke has speed and definitely has a shooting % that somebody will have to guard him. What a concept. A PG that defenses can not afford to literally not guard.

    Burke will be out of sync for a bit I suspect because this game is fast and when you are out they lose the feel. He seems confident and cocky enough to over come it though.

    I truly hope he meant what he said about learning while sitting. Pace is huge and if we had a PG that could run and create more we would not need to rely on inexperienced execution repeatedly which just provides more chances for turnovers. We need our athletes pedal to the medal on defense forcing turnovers and running fast breaks. It is the one area the Jazz score much easier.

    The get repeatedly lost on execution half-court.

  • SWWeatherGuy South Weber, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    It's great to get these two back in the mix. What, was Jeremy not coming back until Burke did? Kinda strange, coincidental. Hopefully Trey has put together the correlation between the offense working better with a facilitator as opposed to a shoot-first-PG mentality.

    Little Andy: "...Jimmer would make a good backup. Sac is willing to almost give him away." According to whom? Where is anything that can be read that indicates the Kings are willing to give The Jimmer away? I don't particularly like Jimmer and certainly have no interest in him joining the Jazz, however, I do think he's gotten a raw deal in Sacto and has been horribly mismanaged. I hope Jimmer gets a real chance to try and prove himself in the league, just not in Utah.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    This is great news. We are not going to be a playoff team this year but I believe this team will show faster progress with a decent (hopefully great) new point guard. I'm believer in Jeremy Evans too. He showed in the preseason that things happen when he plays and his outside shot showed signs of being greatly improved since last year. Both of these guys will likely need time to get in sync so I hope fans won't expect too much too soon. For those of you that are so down on the Jazz, give Trey a little time and I think you will see an improving Jazz team.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    The Jazz team has shown it cannot play 4 full quarters of basketball, most often faltering in the fourth. If a player paces himself, he will be playing below his abilities at some point. If a team does so they must be consistent and win every quarter, at least 3 out of 4. This team needs mental discipline, to play more to their strengths, and a bench that can keep them in the game and not require starters to play extended minutes. Its a long season, the games are long, stamina is required, as well as professionalism to where a player says, I can, and will, make that play every time, and I'll do it again and again until you stop it, and then I'll score on other plays designed to get good open shots and play to the strengths of me and my team mates, we will prevail...haven't seen that kind of thing yet. Will the new kid be able to lead this team?

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    Easy,, Easy,, big fella. Love to see both of these back. I am sure they will have restricted minutes for a few games.
    @cyruszuo: I am with you. Things would have been a lot better with Jimmer than Tinsley/Lucas. Watch for Dec 15 trade day. This is the day new signings for this year are eligable for trading. Jimmer would make a good backup. Sac is willing to almost give him away.

  • cyruszuo LAKE FOREST, CA
    Nov. 20, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    Burke + Jimmer would make this team watchable. Jimmer - Burke would also make this team watchable.

  • Kaladin Greeley, CO
    Nov. 20, 2013 1:52 p.m.