Relax, ppl when the schedule becomes more "home" oriented Burks will see increased playing time. Right now playing the vets on the road heavy part of the schedule is the right move. Let's wait till the start of December to continue the Free Burks stuff.
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson
After a poor first game Burks came back strong, and had a good summer league. The NBA TV guys raved about him, Corbin raved about him in interviews, and all seemed well. Remembering what he showed us in spurts last year I assumed that he would be apart of the rotation this year. Corbin stated early on that Burks had worked hard, and deserved to play, but that never translated to on the court playing time.
Your job as coach is to find a way for the talent to play. I see ways of using Burks at the 1, or having Tinsley benched, Foye take his spot(back up PG), and Burks start. 5-7 mins per half for Burks, and if he starts off hot keep him in longer.
Burks isn't a good enough ball handler to be a PG. Foye has ONLY been good as a spot up shooter, also known as a shooting guard. He's been bad at playmaking.
Originally Posted by negative reputation giver
If Burks doesn't start playing more once the schedule changes than I would be more inclined to listen more carefully to the Free Burks campaign. Until then I'm strolling along and thinking ppl are over reacting.
Frankly, it sounds like you are just trying to find excuses for the young man.
And in silesians post you were quoting he said that players ROUTINELY get 15 minutes off the bench and produce. Key word is ROUTINELY.
I dont think burks has logged 15 minutes in a game yet this year. If he was routinely getting 15 per game then i dont think there would be so much complaining about burks and his minutes.