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It is hard to take notice of all of the rookies on that are getting minutes this year. As Jazz fans we have an extermely powerful mircroscope on the rookies. Kanter has been fine, not overwhelming, but not underwhelming either. We should be able to see small improvements every game. Double teams, help defense, effort, tecnique. We can't expect Kanter to know the tricks of the trade even after one or two years. I am fine with giving him time. I don't expect amazing out put, but I do expect amazing input/effort

#15
Dec. 22: Burks gets the nod here with the thinking being that Utah will want to play him and Gordon Hayward a lot in order to develop a core of youngsters that includes Derrick Favors and, to a lesser extent, Enes Kanter. It's been a long while since Utah has had a shot-creator at the 2, a guy with slashing ability and big scoring potential. The front line ofPaul Millsap and Al Jefferson will create big scoring areas on the perimeter, so Burks will have real opportunities to put up points.

Burks, has been phenomenal. He may be the most all around rookie the Jazz have had in a long time. Two things that I absolutey love about the kid. He doesn't settle for the outside shot, even if the shot clock is running down. He is one of two, maybe three people (CJ, Josh) who can create their own shot when the play breaks down. Second, he is always going towards the rim. He is second on the team with two dunks, and looks to be the player that we have desperately needed to fill Ronnie Brewers slashing guard posittion. Time will tell for Burks, but the Jazz fans have spoken., #FreeAlecBurks 

#17


Enes Kanter, Jazz
It's great that he grabbed 11 rebounds in his first game, but the Jazz cannot be happy with what they saw from him. No, not because he only made one of his seven shot attempts. It was his lack of interest in going to the rim to rebound. If he was hanging around the basket area, then he'd rebound. But too often I saw him defending on the perimeter until a shot was taken, then stand and watch the game, hoping the Jazz would get the ball so he could run down and score. 
Part of this might be conditioning issues, as he looked heavy to me. But the bottom line is he's got to be an eager rebounder after every shot.

 

It is hard to take notice of all of the rookies on that are getting minutes this year. As Jazz fans we have an extermely powerful mircroscope on the rookies. Kanter has been fine, not overwhelming, but not underwhelming either. We should be able to see small improvements every game. Double teams, help defense, effort, tecnique. We can't expect Kanter to know the tricks of the trade even after one or two years. I am fine with giving him time. I don't expect amazing out put, but I do expect amazing input/effort


Quotes from David Thorpe Scouts Inc. via espn.com