Nov 25, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke (3) reacts during overtime against the Chicago Bulls at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 89-83 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Burke Has Veins of Ice

Isn’t it amazing that the most clutch guy in the entire draft is the guy the Jazz were able to trade up and get.  Crazy to think that the Jazz needed two things that they were missing from last year and they got them both in one guy: leadership and is clutch.  Both of these have been apparent since Trey has came back from his injury.

Nothing was more apparent than what he did against Phoenix in the last 4:09 of the game when he checked back in for Garrett.  Burke scored the last 8 of 11 Jazz points and went 2-2 from threes and 2-2 from the line.  The Jazz have been missing a player like him since Deron Williams.  In the two games he has played in that were close enough for there to be clutch shots.  Burke has hit 3-4 from threes, 4-4 from the line and 2-4 inside the arc.

Something else to notice is Trey has grabbed 4 boards in the last 4 minutes of both those games which is huge since the Jazz needed to get the ball back.  One thing Trey can work on is getting his teammates more involved and getting those assists totals up.  He has the passing ability for sure and I’m not sure if the other players are just missing the shots when Trey passes them the ball or if he just hasn’t been getting the ball to them in shooting situations.

Either way to have a guy as young as him just enter the league and is taking the “shot” at the end of the game speaks volumes about Trey and his ability to have confidence in himself and from his teammates and coach.  Every game Burke has looked more patient and letting the game come to him.  It should be fun watching him progress throughout the year.

Just in case you missed the Trey clutch shots in Phoenix here they are:

 

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