Posted by: Andy on February 10th, 2013The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Burks has looked like a lottery pick should the last 5 games. Congrats to him for getting his career high tonight, but that isn’t the most exciting thing about his game. He has learned what it takes for him to stay on the court; playing defense, keeping wild shots to a minimum, and knocking down open jumpers. I think being benched early on actually has made him improve. While sticking to the veterans can be frustrating, I’m happy Burks didn’t slip through the cracks and become a joke.
The Jazz only play 2-3 games before the trade deadline. For optimists, this can be seen as we only have 3 games before Al moves and we see the Jazz really start the future. For pessimists, it means we will lose a great opportunity in 3 games, and those 3 games may be the last we watch this season. Trade talks around the league are heating up. I would be shocked if the Jazz don’t make a move.
Tonight confirmed that Al has to be the one to go. That doesn’t mean Millsap is set to stay, but Al drags the team down on nights he doesn’t have his 15 footers going.
Favors provides a shot blocking presence right now between DeAndre Jordan – Dwight Howard. I would go as far as saying he is a top-5 big man defender. He completely changes the game when he is in and active. Kanter needs to minimize the time it takes for him to work in the post and he will be fine.
If the Jazz do make a major trade, can we make sure to turn ESA into the King’s arena tonight? The energy in there was awesome, and we should welcome the new Jazz to something like that.
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