Trey didn't play well as the Jazz doubters will keep posting about. But you
can tell the kid has the right mind set and will bust his behind to improve. I
feel like he will get it together and be a big asset to the team.I
want to add this however. In the event that Trey is a complete bust, I still
support what the Jazz are doing. They aggressively made the move to get the
acknowledged best point in the draft, and stayed aggressive trading for Gobert
and Neto. This comes after years of staying pat and falling into mediocrity. I
think most fans wanted the Jazz to go young and develop the high lottery draft
picks we picked up in the last couple of years, and the Jazz listened. Trying to
surround Big Al and Millsap with mediocre free agents the last few years was
going nowhere. Keep up the good work Jazz.
Corbin mentions Burke's "tired legs"--I'm sure everyone in the
summer league also had "tired legs," not just Burke. Lame excuse. All
things even then, Burke's first foray with the Jazz was a complete
bust--benched for a game--in summer league? Wow. I see him as a poor man's
Earl Watson--too short, poor shooter, slower than Watson--which if that's
what the Jazz were after, they hit the mark.
Send him up to spend a week with the stock and he will be like Williams.
Americanvet, great post. I think that Neto is going to be special, and after
reading that he'd picked up that offense from just watching leads me to
believe he is the guy. I think the jazz should buy him out right now. We might
be looking at a Steve Nash. Gobert will fill a spot right away. How many spots
do they have left?
I would like to know more about Chris Roberts and if he has a legitimate chance
to make the squad. Also, if there is a any legitimacy to moving Burks to point
I agree with Americanvet's comments. I think all three of the Jazz's
draft picks are hard workers, and I am expecting Trey and Rudy to contribute
right away. I didn't see the summer league games, but the amazing thing
about Burke in college was his ability to score and lead his team when others on
the floor got tight because it was crunch time. He will shoot better, but I
think the Jazz have four other probable starters now who will all shoot better
this coming season. I think that Burks and Kanter will emerge as the Jazz's
best jump shooters, while Hayward, Favors and Burke will score in different
ways. Having Evans, Gobert, and hopefully Neto on the second team will be fun to
watch and productive, too. Go Jazz!
Yes let's be realistic, this years draft was very weak. The Jazz traded up
to take a shot at possibly the best PG in the draft but that is no guarantee
considering the overall pool of lack-luster talent.Burke will be
better than his summer league showing but will he be good enough? Do we just
have a young version of Mo Williams? That is not bad but also not really
ultimately what this team needs with our young bigs.Looks like
possible hits on Gobert and Neto though and that late in a weak draft we will
take solid role players.Could be a rough 20 win season (give or take
5) but the Jazz picked a smart time to be down and have loads of cash in their
I thought Christmas played a lot like Demarre - he deserves a closer look.
Gobert, Neto, and Burke will all be good additions to a promising core of young
players. The Jazz still need a sharpshooter with Foye leaving to open the
middle for Favors and Kantor. Roberts looked good, and Jimmer could fill that
Is the trade deadline over?...if not, we need to see what we can get for
Burke...probably not much...Can I hear Minnesota laughing?
So for all you who take the summer league seriously and really know nothing
about basketball, would you please tell me why Anthony Randolph can't even
start when he had 45 points in a summer league game? Why aren't Marco
Bellineli and Nate Robinson all stars? they averaged 30 ppg in the summer
league. Even Alec Burks last year in summer league, scored a lot of points and
we know that didn't translate into his game last season. scoring means
absolutley nothing in summer league and i'm sure teams don't even look
at it. If they did, Jaycee Carroll and Morris Almond would be playing in the NBA
What is the deal with Christmas? I thought he played pretty well, but I'm
curious as to why he has not stayed with a team so far....off-court
"issues"? He looked good to me on the court. Little Stockton was a
scrapper and reminded me a bit of John Crotty, kind of like a mosquito. I hope
he has a good future and able to withstand the comparisons that will surely
come. The games were fun to watch and to observe everyone trying
hard to make it. Good luck to them all. Now I can't wait for the preseason
and regular season to get going. That is the only thing that gets me through the
winter. I LOVE basketball!!!Go Jazzboys!!
you know who else struggled to shoot in summer league? Derrick Rose, and ended
up being pretty good. everyone freaking out about trey burke needs to chill. he
will be just fine. and whoever said we need to trade him, i hope youre joking.
reggie jackson scored 35 points in a summer league game a couple days ago, so
hes the next best thing? no, he's not. dont take summer league so seriously
Burke didn't shoot well, but I was impressed with a few drives to the
basket layups he made against Indiana and he fascilitated well. He'll get
there, it's ridiculous to think he's a bust because he had a few bad
shooting games in Summer League.Neto was very impressive and
I'm excited for him, I do see some Steve Nash in him, It's Possible
he'll fight with Burke as the future PG for the Jazz.Gobert is
a beast with blocks, very well timed. I was very impressed with
Jeremy Evans, he blocked shots, made jumpers, and got rebounds!
@Man in ChargeHow many have done poorly in the summer leagues then
did well in the NBA?I can't think of any.Any decent
player will at least show flashes in the summer. Neto is the real find.The fact is Trey showed little but some expected okay point guard skills.
Which you can also expect to get from undrafted point guards.But who
knows, maybe in few years trey will develop into something, assuming he even
wants to be here.The jazz would be much better off getting some very
young point guard with nba experience and shooting ability like Jimmer. Any
young PG that has shown flashes but a team may be willing to part with for
couple second round picks or exception money. Adding any veterans
now will do nothing in long run for the Jazz.
People are over-reacting to the whole Burke OSL situation. Yes he played well
below what we expected, but it is the summer league. Even Rose and Holiday
played poorly in the summer league. I'm not saying Burke will be an
all-star or a bust, just saying you shouldn't put too much stock into the
summer league. It's like saying a guy will be a franchise player because he
dunked over LeBron in a summer pick-up game. I still think Burke will be a stud
and ROY, but that is my opinion. Once he learns the offense and plays with the
core-4 he'll excel mightily. Also I hope he gets a week with stockton! I also agree with Americanvet's comment...even if Burke is a bust,
you have to commend what the jazz are doing here. They're attempting to
build a contender down the road rather than middling in mediocrity.
I'm surprised how folks are still calling for the Jimmer.I miss
Carroll and Foye already.
I like they guy that keeps voting for Jimmer.. He is much better than
Tinsley/Watson. And for all the naysayers,nest spring I hope you will enjoy your
dinner of Crow...
@Jazzsmack players who struggled in summer league: D-Rose, Nickolis Batum, Ty
Lawson, Greg Monroe, Jrue Holiday, Steph Curry, Paul George, and I even heard
Tim Duncans summer league was not all that great. So there have been players
that have struggled in summer league and became NBA stars. Its ridiculous that
people are already saying burke is a bust after summer league. and when you say
we need a PG with shooting skills "like" Jimmer, i hope you dont
actually mean Jimmer, cuz he's a joke. we're much better off with
Trey. And Trey Burke tweeted, "after being in my home for the weekend (slc),
i know this is the place I want to spend my whole career! I love the city, fans,
and organization. #utahjazz.) so it sounds like he wants to be here, especially
because he'll have oppurtunity to play right away and grow with our
youngsters, who all have untapped potential. itll take a few years, but the Jazz
future is looking really good. i love what Lindsey is trying to do with this
team and what has done so far. GO JAZZ
@wagsI remember very well how Duncan played in the summer league
because it was in Salt Lake at the old Rockie Mountain Revue, and yes he did not
play well at all.I'm also watching the summer league games
today being played in Las Vegas and Otto Porter that was drafted 3rd by
Washington shot 3 for 13. Right now the 4th quarter has started with the
Sacrememto Kimgs playing Dallas and so far Ben McLemore is 4 for 16. Even though
he was drafted 7th by the Kings many analysts thought he was the best player,
and the best shooter in the draft this year. So don't put too much stock
into poor shooting by Trey Burke. It can be meaningless as to what career he
will have in the NBA.
Final stats for Ben McLemore in summer league today was 4 for 23,with 1 for
11from 3 point range. So some of these kids, like Burke just need a little time
to adjust to a new level. Trey will be fine.
@Jazzsmack: "How many have done poorly in the summer leagues then did well
in the NBA?I can't think of any."You've
never heard of Wesley Matthews or Tim Duncan?
I really liked the scoring and hustle of Chris Roberts... I hope they bring him
to camp for a closer look.
@Americanvetidk why, but everyone takes summer league so seriously. its
nice to see someone who actually understands that you cant believe everything
you see in summer league. it is honestly ridiculous that Trey Burke's play
in summer league is being taken so seriously. he's already shown us how
good he can be in college and that he can score at any given moment, so im not
too worried. really excited to see how good this young core can be someday.