Originally Posted by Revolution 9
02-05-2013 08:42 AM
Good points here, trying to put a circle where a square belongs, coming along with the offense, looks held back. I would add that he is learning when to take the ball to the rim, he goes head down sometimes into a sea of opponents and commits a TO as a result.
Not a PG. I guess he can play it when need be, but we will be better off with an actual backup PG (one that can actually shooter and not a dinosaur).
The biggest problem is ball handling. Also, being a PG takes away from his biggest strengths. He just isn't that fast dribbling the basketball, but he does have a nice 1st step off the catch.
ALSO, I think it would have been sweet to post Burks up last night. There were a couple of times Burks entered the ball to Jefferson nearly 20 feet away from the rim, the paint was relatively free, Burks cuts into the paint, then leaves. I felt like he could have posted Thomas and gotten a lot of easy buckets or forced the defense to collapse.
Shovel your way out of the s***
There were also 3 or 4 times Burks was wide open on that flex cut right under the hoop and whomever had the ball at the top of the key ... foye, williams, sap, tinsley missed him
I think generally some people get confused between a true PG and someone who has the ability to bring the ball up the court and pass the ball to the next guy.
This is Alec .. which with some teams can be sufficient, but not normally the case.
I much prefer a PG that understands the playbook, cold. One that can not only get the ball over half court, but read the defense while doing so and already have several plays in mind .. playing chess on the court. Then, if all else fails .. call a play, direct the offense, shoot the gaps, and make the pass to complete the play.
Elementary, I know.. but some people need to hear that it's more than being able to just bring the ball up and have a cross over.
Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.
He didnt look so hot just bringing the ball across half court either though. Especially when its only against the great jimmer and baby IT.
Originally Posted by PKM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw that - these guys are at the top of the key to pass the ball; which makes me wonder if they're just going through the motion sometimes. Or maybe they stopped looking for cutters because no one cuts when Al is in the game.
Originally Posted by Hartsock
The Jazz don't have an offense when Al is in the game other than, give the ball to Al.
Originally Posted by candrew
You can talk all you want about Burks not being a PG, or being a PG. When it comes down to it, put the ball in Burks' hands at the end of regulation yesterday, and ANYTHING he would have done would be better than Randy Foye dribbling around like an idiot and dishing to Big Al for a three... ANYTHING
I fine with burks playing PG just as long as Hayward is in the game to handle the ball and if Mo is hurt!!