Hall of Fame NBA Point Guard John Stockton is arguably the best point guard to ever play in the NBA. Trey Burke who is projected as the Utah Jazz starter despite being a rookie couldn’t have a better guy prepare him for the NBA then John Stockton. From a tweet that Trey Burke sent out yesterday it looks as though that’s exactly what is happening.
Burke posted this on twitter Monday night and then quickly deleted in as it is no longer on his twitter page. For everyone that doesn’t know John Stockton was born in Spokane, Washington and currently lives there with his wife. There aren’t too many other reasons one can come up with that Trey Burke would be in Spokane and tweet about it unless he was there working with John Stockton. It also doesn’t surprise me that he deleted quickly as Jazz fans know Stockton is not one to draw attention to himself.
Trey Burke being a rookie point guard who his doubters say is too small and not very athletic, could not be working with a better guy to help him through his rookie season. John Stockton spent 19 seasons with the Utah Jazz and saw all the highs and lows of playing in the NBA. Trey is going to have to go through these same things in his rookie season with the Jazz and Stockton will be a great mentor to get him prepared for this season. There are no details if John is working out with Burke or if Burke is just there for a visit to speak with Stockton but there is no down side in the slightest for either of these scenarios.
It’s been a fun off-season with the hiring of Karl Malone and Jerry Sloan. Utah Jazz should love the fact that the organization is trying to give this young core and the coaching staff all the resources they possibly can to help this team succeed. That’s why we shouldn’t be surprised that Trey Burke has been given the opportunity to meet with John Stockton. The Jazz have a great resource in Stockton to try to help a young rookie point guard with his 1st season and it looks like they’re taking advantage of it. It also shows how dedicated Trey Burke is to be a great point guard in this league. It’s great news that Burke is out in Washington with Stockton, hopefully they can continue this and work with each other more moving forward.