'Totally different guy': Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke has come a long way in 12 months

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    July 16, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    watching Trey Burke this summer league...one thing i noticed about him...he dribbles the ball too much...this team coming into the season...will have 3 playmakers on their starting 5...if Exum will be the starter....Burke Exum and Hayward...all of which can be playmakers...what i dont understand in Trey's game is...he often times...dribble the ball too much...rather than rotating it...you are a PG...you rotate the ball...and look for the open man...a lot of times...exum would be open...but Trey...would try too much to create...when all you have to do...is rotate...i think these young guys should watch the spurs play...and look at their ball movement...that's key to winning basketball...enough with the stats...who gets the most points...who gets the most assist or what...what we need is an efficient offense...with a lot of ball movement...where in we take...open shots...open shots means higher percentage

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    July 15, 2014 3:41 p.m.

    Trey needs to completely focus on his defense. His shooting is the least of his problems. His ability to turn the Jazz into a playoff teams stems from playing on both sides of the ball. He and Exum can co-exist well if they don't let their egos get in the way. Having two penetrating ball handlers really opens up the court for the other 3 players. Hood and Hayward can both put the ball on the floor too. Favors should get a lot of easy baskets if he positions himself properly.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    July 15, 2014 9:00 a.m.

    Author says--No matter what happens the rest of Trey Burke’s career, it’s likely the point guard will always be associated with his shooting performance in his first professional experience last summer.

    Not only do I not "associate" Trey Burke with shooting poorly in a couple of summer league games, I didn't even remember that it had happened and I doubt that I'll remember it three days from now. Do you truly think that one person in the state of Utah is going to Jazz games and saying, "Well, he's doing pretty well now, but I'll always link him to those bad shooting nights in the summer league at the beginning of his career."