Utah Jazz: NBA taking notice of Jazz rookie Trey Burke

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  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Dec. 19, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    Unequivocal difference in terms of team results since Trey has started after his injury.

    For one, Favors was disengaged and coasted for long stretches during games. He often appeared to expend minimal effort when you consider what we have seen him capable of.

    Enter Trey Burke. Favors has been awesome overall since Burke started playing. Favors runs the pick and roll soooooo much better when he has a PG who knows how to get Favors the ball on that dive to the basket. It Favors best play. Favors is not really a back to the basket player but our former PGs gave him the ball in that position anyways.

    The whole team is better no doubt. How about Alec Burk since Trey has taken over.

    Night and day difference.

    Burke is turning well and a sure sign is other players around him are improving.

  • Wannabe Bakersfield, CA
    Dec. 18, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    Thank you Trey for not being affected by the many negative comments from ridiculous Jazz fans that gave up on you after your performances in the supposed "infinitely defining" summer league games. The Jazz future is bright.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    Some good comments and some sour grapes.. I thought it would be immpossible to get Trey in the draft. But it was a move that helped both teams. I hope he is here for years to come..

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Dec. 18, 2013 10:14 a.m.


    You're right - the NBA title can be bought. Which is why the Jazz will never win one. At least, not with this ownership.

    And the rest of the NBA had better be taking notice of Trey Burke. I'm sure Burke is already plotting his exit from Utah, so other NBA teams are certainly going to figure out what kind of salary he's worth.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Dec. 18, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    All the praise thrown Lebron and the Heat's way notwithstanding, it still sticks in my craw the way Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Lebron James, and the Heat management conspired to put together an unbeatable team...more or less telling the NBA, "Your title can be bought!"

  • Winglish Lehi, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    Trey Burke was stymied by the Heat's defense. They swarmed him. They attacked him. They took the ball from him. The Heat are champions because they have players who know what it means to play intense defense for an entire game, night in and night out. The Jazz typically play defense in the fourth quarter, or maybe even the last six minutes of the game some nights. Trey, Derrick, Enes, and all the other young Jazz players could take a note from those superstars who are all-in all the time.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    LeBron James continues to be very classy in his comments. Until he came along, the NBA was on the verge of moral collapse and with it economic disaster. There was a very rocky time image wise after Michael Jordan left the NBA. It would appear that he sincerely takes an interest in young people. It looks like Burke was "star struck" on the court. That will pass and Burke will develop. I am convinced that James is genuine and a real hope for better race relations in this polarized political environment.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Dec. 18, 2013 5:40 a.m.

    I'll remind other posters here about what I saw from Trey and what his teammates said about Trey at Michigan. He is a force, he is unafraid to take the money shot, his determination, even when the team is way down in points, is unwavering. If that means that the Jazz win a few more games this year than some of you wish for, I say...Trey wouldn't have it any other way. Neither would Gordon or Alec, etc., for that matter.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Dec. 17, 2013 11:40 p.m.

    I haven't been watching the Jazz and Trey Burke's stats don't jump out at me, but when you start the year like 1-13 and then go 5-5 in the last, then that tells me positive changes have been happening relative to wins and losses. And Burke was hurt the first 15 games or so. Maybe I should check out Trey and feel the passion of the upcoming lottery. But wait, the Jazz might end up winning to many games.