Latest Update Trey Burke chosen to 2014 USA Men’s Select Team Tue Jul, 22, 12:01 PM
Is a solid defensive catcher and leader behind the plate. Has some pop and patience at the plate, and can produce good numbers when he gets on a roll.
Flaws: : Despite hard work and a solid arm, he will get run on. Sometimes, he has trouble with too many passed balls. Is a bit too streaky with the bat.
Burke had a solid season last year, averaging 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists over 32.3 minutes per game fro the Jazz. He came on strong towards the tail-end of the year and looked good so far in the Summer League. Congrats to him for making the U.S> Team.Analyst: Howard Bender
Burke was one of the Jazz's best players in his first NBA season this year. He and Dante Exum should form an exciting back-court tandem of the future for the Jazz. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Burke and Exum looked good together in their three Summer League games and seem to really build a nice on-court relationship. The two should be playing together in the Jazz backcourt for some time. The only hitch here though is Alex Burks who should see a fair amount of time as the shooting guard this season. Expect to see more of a three-man rotation this season which puts them all right around the same tier at the guard position in fantasy leagues.Analyst: Howard Bender
Not only does the decision make sense, but it's great experience for youngster Christian Bethancourt and necessary experience at that. Laird should return to the lineup Friday and Bethancourt will stay in a reserve role. Keep in mind though that Evan Gattis' bulging disc issue could keep him out for an extended period of time and if the scouts are right, it might not be long before the youngster supplant Laird as the primary.Analyst: Howard Bender