Trey Burke cannot return soon enough. The rookie point guard was one of the main reasons for Jazz fans’ excitement, and his injury was a disappointing setback. Now the on-court production from the point guard position, or lack thereof, is increasing the anticipation for Burke’s return. Veterans Jamaal Tinsley and John Lucas III are trying but have struggled.
The duo combined for just four points and four assists in 33 minutes versus Boston, while committing four turnovers. While Tinsley helped orchestrate the quick start, the offense stagnated severely during the middle quarters. When Utah made its comeback, neither of them were in the game as head coach Tyrone Corbin opted for a three-guard line-up of Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and Ian Clark. The result was a motion offense where the ball moved quickly and crisply, getting the Jazz back in contention.
Those Jazz fans haven't seen Burke play apparently. Hayward,Clark and someone that can shoot and defend makes the most sense. Clark is supposed to be able to do those things. Hudson too. Lucas is supposed t be able to shoot anyway.