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Alec Burks Drops 31 Points In First Summer League Game

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  1. RSSBot

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    By Jon Woods

    Former Colorado Buffalo Alec Burks wasted no time in declaring his readiness for his second year in the NBA by dropping 31 points against the Philadelphia 76ers in Orlando Pro Summer League action Tuesday night. His game leading scoring led the Jazz to a 84-80 victory. Star player: Burks, a second-year guard out of Colorado, attacked Philadelphia relentlessly off the dribble and scored at...

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  2. tante

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    I thought I saw a ticker on ESPN last night that mention burks.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    it looks like they were playing in a high school gym:

    [video=youtube;Oz--2szY1AY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz--2szY1AY&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
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    Nothing we didn't already know about what he could do. Of any NW division rival player I'd like to see him succeed most. I just wonder if there's another team in the league that could use him now as opposed to 2-3 years from now and let him get his shots without having a quick hook and sitting him for a week after.
     
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    utah fans are upset that he dropped 31 points and had zero assists.
     
  6. Mick Ronson

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    to be fair, if you touch the rock enough to sore 31....a dish easy basket ought to be in the mix or two doncha think?

    anyway, shoulder to shoulder AB.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    So few NBA players are capable of scoring like that. Utah is mis-using Alec. One thing we know is that Alec's offense shows up every night. He's good for efficient double figure scoring with nights he absolutely goes off.
     
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    Yup. I'm a little confused as to why they drafted him if they don't like how he plays. Not like his game was hard to nail down. Wish he would come to Denver, they could really use him.
     
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    Guys, guys, guys!

    SUMMER. LEAGUE.

    great to see and all, but lots of guys put up crazy numbers you've never heard of when they're playing against other lesser-knowns of the NBA.
     
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    I'm not sure if this is a carry over from the Sloan era, but I've heard that the Jazz usually restrict the rookies. I hope we see more and better things from Alec this next season.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Last year, compare the following players Utah at SG:

    Rajah Bell: 23.4 minutes per game / 6.4 points per game / 8.36 player efficiency rating
    Alec Burks: 15.9 mpg / 7.2 ppg / 14.01 per

    Something look off to anyone else on who earned minutes and who got minutes?
     
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    I can't pretend to be up on the Jazz's rotation, but there are lots of reasons certain players play more. they might mesh more with the other 4 guys on the floor, fill another need aside from scoring, etc. i'm rooting for alec, but all i was saying is that the summer league is often full of less-than-stellar players putting up big numbers because of the watered-down competition.
     
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    One thing that I noticed watching a few Jazz games was he wasn't always in place. On offense, he was sometimes out of position and floating. At times his screens weren't Jerry Sloan quality, one of the keys to the Jazz offense remains the ability for all members of the team to give quality screens. Of defense, he wasn't sure how much to help and when to do so. Both things he will improve on as he gains more experience. I agree with Nik, he should have played more. Especially on a borderline playoff team, but he is still young.
     
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    Had 22 points/5assists/7rebounds today. Shot 10/11 from the FT line.
     

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