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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
@gehelmkeYou'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.
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..
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.
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.