Utah Jazz: Trey Burke plays out of this world as Jazz edge Magic

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  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    Dec. 21, 2013 11:24 a.m.


    Asik will ruin the Jazz cap flexibility for next season. No thanks.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Dec. 19, 2013 11:15 p.m.

    "I wanted to ask any of you feel like trading Kanter for Asik?" - Kakashi

    I say the jury is still out on Kanter. The kid definitely has potential. At this point in time, I think it's still too early to trade him; unless, an incredible trade surfaces. A trade for Asik, in my opinion, is not that great a deal.

    Over the past few years, Kanter missed a lot of basketball. I would hate to see the Jazz trade him, only to see him eventually become an All Star.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Dec. 19, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    next year we would get a quality back up PG in Raul Neto...I wonder what happened to the Kanter last year? who played decent to good D...his rotations now are off on D...and made him Big Al 2.0...someone needs to remind Kanter that Basketball is played at both ends of the court...but the guy is still young and he will need time...winning is bittersweet...and i really hope we get someone like Jabari or Randle...we are one superstar potential talent away to comeback into the thick of things...and a couple of more years to be in contention...Hayward is a solid utility man...but i hope we dont overpay....Burks is a threat...and i know that dallas likes him a lot...i wanted to ask any of you feel like trading Kanter for Asik? or wait it out and see what Kanter will bring...i just find it hard to see how Kanter will develop...getting a few garbage minutes...is a hit to his confidence...and he might have doubts that the coach trust him at this point...

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Dec. 19, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    Don't worry guys. Come trade deadline my guess is the Jazz will possibly be dangling Marvin Williams, Jefferson, Rush, and or Biedrins....if they are able to get a teams first round pick then they could in turn trade that (combined with other picks they have pile up) to possibly move up in the draft.

    A trade, especially if it is Marvin or Jefferson, will increase losses. They are both helping the team win some games. If either of them go then I suspect we will lose some more games and improve draft position.

    We went 1-14. The painful record is already here so lets make sure we use it. The reverse thinking is that if these young guys are already to put it together and win way more games than they were supposed to then I guess that just means you are ahead of the rebuild schedule.

    The problem is you have to have a star in this league or you aren't winning it all......and it can't be your PG leading your team in scoring. Stern and the refs have colluded to ensure superstars get all the calls in the playoffs.

  • Long Lost America Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    @Man in Charge

    The Jazz have already passed Milwaukee and are only about a win away from passing teams like Sacramento, Orlando, Philadelphia and even New York. Just because they are in the 3 worst records at this moment says nothing about where they will be in April, as just a few weeks ago thye easily had the worst record locked up; now they stand the likeliehood of not even making the bottom ten. With a 6-7 record in their last 13 games, reasonable expectations should be adjusted to a 30+ win season. Talk of winning 20 are just not realistic based on recent results.

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    Dec. 19, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    If the jazz win 20+ games that's still enough for them to be positioned in the top 3 in the draft. The worst team only has a 38% change to land the top pick. That doesn't change by win percentage either. Parker may not even be the first player picked even. It's still way too early to tell.

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    Dec. 19, 2013 11:55 a.m.


    "In watching Kanter go out there and make the same mistakes he's always made, over and over again, I am of the opinion that some consideration should be given to playing him a lot more, so as to make him viable trade bait to possibly move up in the draft."

    Kanter or anybody on the Jazz roster will not be able to move the jazz up in the draft this year. Maybe they can get a mid to late first round pick. It's going to take the likes of Durant or George to move up in this years draft.

  • Long Lost America Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    If the Jazz keep winniing at this pace, which record stands exactly at one win for every three losses, they stand to win at least 20 games this year. But is that too much? We will see other teams go into full tank mode about February, for an example look at how Golden State did it two years ago, and that means if these teams are only a few games ahead of the Jazz in February there is no chance the Jazz finish with the worst record. Plus, the record of the Jazz is 7-13 since losing the first eight games of the year, plus, since Trey Burke became healthy they have been on a pace to possibly even break the 30 win mark. The time might be to start being a little concerned in those of us on the safari for Jabari bandwagon. Maybe Corbin is coaching too good for the plan we should be sticking to, maybe he can be tempoarily reassigned somewhere in the organization and they can promote the announcer David Locke to coach the team to get us where we need to go this year.

  • gehelmke Bastrop, TX
    Dec. 19, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    Was just studying the standings, and if I'm reading it right, the Jazz are on the fringe of being the fourth worst team in the league......Considering that they have played mostly good teams so far, there exists a good possibility they'll wind up with a 7th or 8th pick in the upcoming draft.

    In watching Kanter go out there and make the same mistakes he's always made, over and over again, I am of the opinion that some consideration should be given to playing him a lot more, so as to make him viable trade bait to possibly move up in the draft. Considering the problems we have had over the years getting free agents to move to Utah, it seems imperative that we get high draft choices....This, of course, would also be an opportunity for Kanter to get over his problems.

    Gobert is in the D-League, but he is a better performer than Kanter right now defensively....On a team whch has plenty of offense, that makes Gobert a better choice.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Dec. 19, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    There appears to be a chemistry developing between Burke and Favors. It appears to have the uniqueness of Malone-Stockton or even Rowdy Yates and Gil Favor of "Rawhide" fame. Actually, it is gratifying to watch the "young 'uns" grow before your very eyes. I would hope that these young men realize the privileged status that they have been given and use it to help those less fortunate in their community.

  • G-Day-M8 WVC, UT
    Dec. 19, 2013 7:38 a.m.

    The jazz beat an 8-19 team on the road so I'll give them that and Trey Burke is proving to be a pretty darn good point guard, especially as a rookie so I'll give him that, but the Jazz are still 7-21. With the season 1/3 over they should still make the lottery.

    I'm excited to see the projected upward trajectory over the next few years. This is what rebuilding really is about.

  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    Dec. 19, 2013 6:49 a.m.

    Let's put a lid on this kid before the Jazz play their way out of a top 3 draft pick....

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Dec. 19, 2013 5:57 a.m.

    Match-up between Trey & Vic (they play different positions)didn't go as advertised. Trey had a much better, all-around game. Their stories are interesting with some parallels. Check out their rookie rankings on nba.com. Jazz heading to Atlanta, Charlotte and Memphis and hopefully will miss most of some very bad weather. Rudy Gobert had his second consecutive strong outing for the Bakersfield Jam last night, even made 8 of 12 free throws. Clark is struggling a bit.

  • jazz4ever San Mateo, CA
    Dec. 19, 2013 1:08 a.m.

    Great win. Post D-will, many players have tried to be the leader with some success. Millsap, Al, Gordon H, Mo Williams. But, all of them somehow seemed to fall short. That is, there was that nagging feeling they were better off as #2 OR #3 player. Now we have Trey making the case. It feels, for now at least, he just might be that guy. He has the poise, the game, humility and that tough to measure quality to make the players around him play better. Excited!

    Oh, and I wish fans would stop harping about losing for a top pick who would miraculously make jazz a championship contender. There is no such guarantee and I personally feel Jazz has enough talent right now to compete with the top teams in a year or 2.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    Trey Burke is going to ruin the plan. He's too good for the Jazz to lose as many games as they need to in order to get Jabari. More shots and game ending situations for Hayward would do the trick and insure a horrible record.

    Dec. 18, 2013 9:54 p.m.

    The Jazz have the best player of the 2013 draft (TB)!! Management has also done well the past three years in the draft and I can't wait tell the Jazz players really start clicking in two years time and win 20 out of 25 games like the Portland Trail Blazers have done recently. As I have stated previously the Jazz will win at least 30 to 35 games this year as long as the fab five stay healthy. I see at least 2 wins out of the next four games. Go Jazz!!!!!!

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    Trey Burke with D will in his prime like numbers. Most Impressive. I would like to see Kanter starting as well. Why not find out what the kid can do.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    Make hay while the sun shines. A must win when the other teams best scorer is ill. I really enjoy seeing Burke and Burks play together.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Dec. 18, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    Trey is just going to get better and better. I don't know the last time the Jazz had a point guard score 30. He really tried to get other players involved but the Jazz were not shooting the ball well other than Burke and he had to keep scoring. Kanter was a mess tonight and it really seems like he does play better when he starts. I respect what Marvin Williams has done this year but I wish Corbin would just start Kanter, let him play and whatever happens, happens. We need to get that 1st or 2nd pick in the draft anyway so if we win fewer games with Williams and Jefferson getting fewer minutes so be it.