May 16, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Trey Burke is interviewed during the NBA Draft combine at Harrison Street Athletics Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz’s Trey Burke Continues to Struggle During NBA Summer League


While Trey Burke demolished pretty much anything and everybody at the NCAA level, NBA scouts were concerned about his lack of size coming into the league.

Some players, like the Sacramento Kings’ Isaiah Thomas have found success despite their lack of height, but given Burke’s somewhat average point guard speed combined with his height, concerns about an ability to shoot at a high percentage were elevated.

So far, those questions have rung true – at least during the NBA’s Orlando Summer League.

After another sub-par shooting game where Burke went 3 of 15, the former Michigan star is now 9 of 41 through his first few contests, good for a paltry 21.9%.

If there is an upside to the sub-par shooting, Burke’s speed (which has been questioned) has looked relatively impressive and his quickness looks better than advertised.

Both big men and point guards usually take the most time to develop and there was no question that Burke would come in and find difficulty with his shot. Granted, the first few games of his career have been absolutely dreadful, but he’ll improve as the season draws closer.

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  • http://airalamo.com/ Michael Rehome

    I feel that he is just trying to get familiar with the NBA game. I agree with what you state though. He will get better once he feels more comfortable in the game.

  • ll316

    I wouldn’t say his first game was dreadful…he did have 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Dreadful shooting all 3 games? Sure. But there’s more than 1 way to positively affect a game.