I just don't see anything that resembles "kirk snyder, deshawn stevenson, morris almond, junie lewis or corey freakin crowder". Salo it seems you have your mind made up.
You agree with Corbin, and think for whatever reason he hasn't earned minutes. You are fine with Foye getting all the playtime, and it's all on Burks. You use extremes for your arguement. Oh we just fire Corbin, and Burks becomes an All Star. Not too many people are saying he's an
allstar. Who knows Salo maybe Alec is a jerk, and a pain in the ass behind closed doors. Although Corbin said himself at the beginning of year Alec worked his butt off, and deserved to play. Which makes it hard to understand.
"Hayward can be a #1?"......"Maybe if he goes down to Fort Wayne...DLeague" -ESPN
I am in that thinking as well, I do not think Burks deserves DNP's and would like to see him getting some minutes like at least 10min a game and then go from there to see if he can get more minutes like I hope he could.
your flagrant use of the term 'retarded' aside, we seem to agree on many things qman.
1) between burks and carroll there is little comparison. burks has the greater skill set. my point was that carroll found a way to get minutes and to me it indicates that corbin will give minutes to players who earn them and keep giving that consistent effort.
2) burks: yes, more consistency at both ends required (might come with some extra playing time, might not). terrific finisher, pretty good quicks and handles when penetrating. i'd also add that a few of our guys need to give more consistent effort if we want to reach our potential as a playing group this season.
not sure if i'm getting the premise of your final comments though. i don't necessarily think it's superstar or bust for alec. he could well become a role player in the way you described earlier, as a scorer off the bench.
going on a lot of these responses it's possible that i'm not communicating my views on burks very well. i'm far from a hater. i would love to see him tear it up, the same way i once wanted to see a young kirk snyder, deshawn stevenson, morris almond etc become a long-term solution at SG for us. unfortunately i'm not in a position to influence his playing time or career trajectory so i don't see any point in blowing up online about those running the team and the organisation. i'm just trying to provide a little balance to the ongoing mass hysteria re: a gifted second year guard of indeterminate potential.
Last edited by salo; 12-19-2012 at 12:32 AM.