Utah Jazz: Trey Burke named Western Conference rookie of the month

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  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    April 19, 2014 9:58 a.m.

    It looked to me like Burke was more deserving of the award in March than in the first two months he won it... ...starting to focus more on the dish than the swish, getting into the lane, saving more of the jumpers for late game situations where he does seem more confident than many players.

    Good ball movement and precision passing is catching. The Jazz had "lottery lapses" in one or two quarters every game, but the improved ball movement was clear in the last games of the season.

    And yes, you could actually see Trey fighting the desire to drive down and hoist up the first trey that he had a chance at.

    He also started to ride the hip of his defensive assignments a bit better, something way important to an undersized PG. And (I think) improved on avoiding the spate of TO's he got involved in for awhile after the All-Star break.

    Finally, he seemed more enthusiastic about running around in the trees and getting to the foul line.

    All in all his March makes me feel much better about the prospects for his sophomore year.