not to mention several games where he went 10+ mins with 0's in all categories but 1 (including many games of 0 pts, 1 rebound, 0's across the rest of the board)
this list is just games that he played about 7 mins with nothing. it doesnt even count games in which 7 minute stretches of no production occur. almost every player in the league experiences these lull's at least once in a while... just because we've caught alec in one doesnt mean he shouldnt play. we have too much invested in the kids to not play them.
He has earned the right to play, and that is where we disagree. He showed us last year he can play, has talent, and belongs in this league. You say summer league, and pre-season means nothing. Why do coaches always say its important in a players development. Burks exceeded expectations, and it means zero? Really?
What more does he have to prove? He simply hasn't got any consistent time this year?
"he's inconsistent," well that describes Foye to a tee.
"Hayward can be a #1?"......"Maybe if he goes down to Fort Wayne...DLeague" -ESPN
"Jazz guard Alec Burks continued to make his case for an increased role next season by putting up 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists to bring his Summer League scoring average to 19.5 a game"
"Second-year guard Alec Burks stole the show with a 31-point performance in just 29 minutes of play. A minor contributor for the Jazz last year, Burks will force his way into the lineup with more efforts like this one."
Those were a couple of summaries of games in the orlando summer league
Burks "problem" is that he doesn't fit in a 2nd unit that has to include Tinsley and Foye. He hasn't played his way out of a job. The Jazz have picked Foye to do the only job he can do. The question goes back to why the Jazz added Foye at all. It's not like he signed to compete for the backup 2. So what exactly was the plan for Burks all along?