Im breaking this off from another place because I think this discussion warrants its own thread... While Burks is underrated nationally, I think he is overrated by the people who "know" him as a college player but mainly as an NBA prospect. He is just not a good shooter and there is not much room in the NBA for guards who cant play the point and are poor outside shooters. He is shooting 30% from 3 and NBA 3's are even longer. Last game he could barley hit the rim. He scores most of his points slashing to the basket and at the free throw line and is effective doing that because he has more talent and athleticism then most people on the court. That won’t be the case in the NBA. I’m also troubled by his "intangibles". He does not play with much passion or leadership and seems to lack that "it" factor. Only once this year (Mizzou) has he put the team on his back and carried us to victory. Meanwhile other elite players such as Jimmer Fredette and Kemba Walker seem to do this every game. Burks just never seems like he has a huge impact on games. It always seems like he is playing poorly but then you look at the box score and somehow he scored 20. One explanation for this is that he shoots more then anyone on the team. To that end he really needs to work on taking better shots. Id rather give it to Dufalt in the post then have Burks take one of those off-balanced fade aways with a guy in his face that we seem to get several times a game. I also can’t remember Burks ever hitting a clutch end of game shot. Alec's defense and ball handling also leave something to be desired. While im clearly pilling on him, I do think Burks is a very good player, but we must hold him to a very high standard because he is considered an elite player. He is the best we have and I would be thrilled if he came back next year. I just don’t understand all the "top 10" draft pick hype around him and at least at this point don’t see him turning into a successful NBA player. Speaking as a Nuggets fan, if we have a lottery pick I would not want us taking Burks. He has loads of raw talent, but needs to become a more polished player and has lots of improving to do.