I was thinking about the whole earn your minutes thing today and wondered why the jazz even drafted burks.
I mean they must have watched alot of game tape from college and probably even some high school film.
They must have looked at his measurements at the combine.
They must have either brought him in for workouts or seen him in other workouts.
They must have sent scouts to at least a few of his games at colorado.
So assuming they did all that, then when they drafted him at #12 they must have thought that he could get minutes on a team with wings like bell, CJ, and howard right? Otherwise why would you draft a guy that high?
So to me it seems like after all the research you do when you draft a lottery pick, you should have the idea that he will get some minutes (without "earning" them) or you shouldn't draft the guy.