Utah Jazz: Positives outweighed negatives in rookie Trey Burke's first pro victory with Jazz

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Nov. 27, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    Here's what i dont get...Corbin...mentroring? that'll be a joke...his been the coach for what? got to the playoffs once because it was a fluke...and if you are an up and coming player...you go straight to the best at your position...and learn from them...and spending time with John Stockton...would help...but he needs to listen....and be Open...but until Trey gets his Malone...Trey will just try to score...so i think the best way for these guys to learn...is to have the core players...coached at the same time...by John and Karl...not separately...but together in a gym....and have them run drills...and pick and rolls...and then pick John and Karl's brain...Hayward should also be there...as to know when and where he could take his shots...but if we do get Jabari....we needed to have a different approach....a new offensive scheme that would utilize everyone's gifts...because clearly...Corbin doesnt know how to do that

  • Queensland Jazz fan Townsville Australia, 00
    Nov. 27, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    Corbin and Lucas mentoring Burke? Please. Burke will develop in spite of his coach.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Nov. 27, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    We don't want to move up. The key to this season is getting a top 3 pick. The last thing we need is to end up in the 5-7 range again and get a solid player, but not a franchise changer.

    We all know what will happen here. We will get the top pick, draft Jabari Parker, and Lebron will sign with Utah so show he can be a world-wide megastar, even in a small market. Now excuse me while I return to my fantasy world.

  • Dukester VANCOUVER, WA
    Nov. 27, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    News Flash...The Jazz move up from the worst team in the league. Hollinger just rated them 29th instead of 30th.

    With news like this Jazz leadership should not do anything to change the team. We are rolling!

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 27, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    @JBQ "...just because they beat a very good Bulls team at home in overtime."

    You make some good points but not everything was accurate. The Bulls are 1-7 on the road and their FG% this season is just .419%.

    That is the reason we won..because we played another team that can't score the ball well and they were on the road and we weren't.

    Glad we were able to hold on and win the game.

    What we have also learned is that Hayward is clearly NOT a first option and never will be. We have watched him shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot with free rein every game. How many games has he got hot and scored over 30 points?

    Not a single game.

    He has a season high of 27. Only 5 of 15 games he hit 20 plus. 8 games 10-19 pts. Two times single digits.

    That is the difference between the OKC rebuild and ours. They had Durrant who would have breakout scoring games where he simply could not be stopped and would score 30 plus and that was mixed with poor games as well but the big games were there.

    Hayward gambled on his contract and he lost. Jazz win.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Nov. 27, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    The breeding grounds for NBA players, with rare exceptions, are the colleges of the nation. Trey Burke was named the Outstanding College Player in the nation, while leading his college team to the finals of the NCAA tourney.....The NBA has bigger and faster players, but the game of basketball remains the same...All this talk about all Burke has to "learn", and all that Corbin is going to "teach" him is for the most part a bunch of malarkey.....That would constitute an ineffectual endeavor with inadequate equipment.
    To make my point....If you will recall just over a month ago, Corbin was talking about how they had signed John Lucas III to "school" Burke on how to play the point in the NBA...You have all seen them both in action now, so I ask you, "Do you seriously want to see Trey Burke transformed into a John Lucas III??"
    All Burke needs is court time to adjust his game to the speed of the NBA game...The kid's got game, and a lot of it.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Nov. 27, 2013 5:54 a.m.

    Right now, you have to "keep the blanket" on Burke. He is here to develop and learn under Corbin and not to have "sugar plum fairies" dancing in the heads of the fans. The squad is 2-14 and it will get much worse before it gets better and it will get better. "Slow and easy" must be the course and not a rush to buy playoff tickets just because they beat a very good Bulls team at home in overtime. Boozer came within an eyelash of winning the game. The Rose distractions had a lot to do with the Bulls lack of focus. The main issue right now is about the subs who come in for the developing Baby Jazz. They are just not very good. In particular, I would be interested in knowing about the status of a very good U of Kansas product, Brandon Rush.