Still though, why would every team he's ever played on play him at pg, if he couldn't even get the ball across half court?
I fully admit that he's never been a great pg. But we all know Tinsley isn't great either, so the bar he has to beat is pretty low.
Foye, a still relatively young player, who's been an adequate backup pg his entire career, vs Tinsley, an adequate starting pg his entire career, but is old as dirt and was washed up and out of the league several years ago.
That's the argument on paper. Now let's see the argument on the court. We've seen Tinsley's, now let's see Foye's (and Burks too).
Just some randomness... I played 2K13 for the first time today (finally), and Burks is the best player to control on the Jazz. He is fast.
Free Alec Burks!!!!!
I, HeavenHarris, hereby pledge to my fellow JFC'rs that I will no longer give out neg-reps. All it does is cause negative things, like fights, drama, bitching, ill will, bad feelings, etc.
Love, not hate, is the answer bros and moes.
LOL Lol breaks his pledge 5 days later hahahaha
Can we please end the irrational love affair with Burks? Dude simply can't hit a shot other than driving layups. I'm more comfortable with Howard shooting free throws and CJ chucking 3s than Burks shooting outside of 10 feet. I'm convinced that generally you can't teach someone to be a good shooter. People back off Burks the way they used to with Brewer. Wasted pick.
Burks is pressing, like any young player who gets sporadic minutes. Although he does need to stop trying to draw and absorb contact on every single play. Only Kobe gets all those calls.
Could he end up being a bad player? Certainly, but I'd say it's far too early to call him a wasted pick, especially when he is such a raw player.
He could also stand to improve his playmaking ability.
Corey Brewer could not shoot at all when he came into the NBA and he seems to have gotten a lot better.
In almost any other case I would say Burks has deserved his limited minutes, and I'm a huge supporter. However, playing in his head coach's non-existent offensive system and the fear he has of getting yanked to the bench I'll give Burks a bit of a pass here.
It started with Earl [Watson], Randy [Foye] and Marvin [Williams]–the veteran guys. I thought the young guys did a good job of following their lead getting us off to a good start. - referring to the Jazz/Bobcats game on 3/1/13
Earl, Randy, and Marvin started the first quarter 0-3, scored a whopping zero points, and finished with a turnover in the first quarter.
Your head coach of the Jazz ladies and gentlemen.