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    Burks is a 2 and I don't think he is or should try to be a PG. That said, like alot of versatile guards - he CAN play PG in a pinch - such as when your starting PG is out and your backups are Jamaal Tinsley and Earl Watson. I think Burks and Foye should be on the floor at the same time - neither is a pure point but both have a good handle and can take some of the ball-handling responsibility off each other (we've seen teams put their best on-ball defender on Burks, pressure the heck out of him, and he's had some issues).

    Honestly - I think the main reason for all the "Is Burks a point guard" debate is happening is because it's really the only position he can play for the Jazz this year - because Kevin O'Connor decided to build a roster with 5 wings when the maximum you could play is 4. So you've got 2 vets in Marvin and Foye, your best wing in Hayward who doesn't even start, a hustle glue-guy in Demarre who is impossible to keep out of the rotation and a young, talented wing in Burks who needs minutes to develop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vslice02 View Post
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    Burks is a 2 and I don't think he is or should try to be a PG. That said, like alot of versatile guards - he CAN play PG in a pinch - such as when your starting PG is out and your backups are Jamaal Tinsley and Earl Watson. I think Burks and Foye should be on the floor at the same time - neither is a pure point but both have a good handle and can take some of the ball-handling responsibility off each other (we've seen teams put their best on-ball defender on Burks, pressure the heck out of him, and he's had some issues).

    Honestly - I think the main reason for all the "Is Burks a point guard" debate is happening is because it's really the only position he can play for the Jazz this year - because Kevin O'Connor decided to build a roster with 5 wings when the maximum you could play is 4. So you've got 2 vets in Marvin and Foye, your best wing in Hayward who doesn't even start, a hustle glue-guy in Demarre who is impossible to keep out of the rotation and a young, talented wing in Burks who needs minutes to develop.
    In KOC's defense, Carroll was not expected to do anything and turned out to be a fairly capable NBA player. A good problem to have, especially if he can add value to a trade as a throw in. Its all up to KOC now to cash in the chips and get something done by the deadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointGod_AlecBurks View Post
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    100posts and 1200~ views later, over the course of 1 snowed in weekend, its been alot of fun Jazzfanz and wow at his first 20+pt game... what timing by yours truely. ill come back and play another time. time for me to go back to my people



    keep this thread alive if you want, i will be back with bottles of magic water after the final game of the season.

    (i knew the ty comments were too real for some. 200+ views since then no one wants to respond, bravo on having private forums here, excellent idea)

    his coaching might not be working but the psychology he has pushed thru-ought his team has penetrated out into the minds of the fans, which is al and paul are ones in favor and the kids are the scapegoats.

    infact like most times, i believe the contrary. Paul and Al are clearly the scapegoats(you all hate em right?!?!) and have in return for minutes taken the heat off the kids and allowed them to play as corbs wished to develop him. corbin is taking the brunt of the blame for protecting and engraining hunger/consistency in our kids. i commend him for it. see how much camera time millsap got when he picked up the 5th foul... thats your scapegoat not the kids.

    lastly my sincerest apologies to anyone whos been offended by anything i said, dont mean any harm. im just an excitable hot blooded brooklynite-Itailian and i love my jazz(im the only person i know in NY with favors and kanter jerseys). ive gota 2 guns up style, im like that with everything. im infact in the business of being correct and if you had me on your side youd have a different perspective about my methods, sorry again if i offended anyone in anyway.

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    Especially after the line tonight. I said it once ill say it again Burks is a poor mans westbrook. Just give him the experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz_junkie View Post
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    Especially after the line tonight. I said it once ill say it again Burks is a poor mans westbrook. Just give him the experience
    he lacks experience
    experience is a requirment to get minutes when jazz are healthy.
    so too bad he wont get playing time once wiliams and hayward return.
    so no minutes for him to gain experience to earn minutes

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    I love Burks, I don't see him as being a PG. Defense is the main issue. I'm not comparing him to Manu (repeat: not comparing), but Manu can't play point. At the same time, I wouldn't rule it out and it would be incredible if he could. But I think his future is in taking the reins off to drive, control the ball, and break the offense. He can kill as a driver, the 1 on 1 and 2 on 2 PnR games, not so much as the PG who has to recognize defenses, find the mismatches, drive and kick.

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