"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
David Thorpe over at ESPN keeps a list of all NBA rookies and ranks them; he updates it consistently throughout the NBA season.
He just released the new list today, and #1 is none other than Trey Burke, while Tim hardaway Jr has moved up to #3. The link is paywalled (need ESPN insider): http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10198337/rookie-watch-trey-burke-takes-top-spot
A small excerpt from the section on Burke: "As we look forward it will be hard not to expect much more from Burke, who has found a way to dominate games despite his lack of size and elite athletic ability, because Utah's schedule will get easier (the Jazz have played the most difficult schedule in the NBA so far). Plus, Burke has proven he has the ability to improve (like he did from his freshman season to his sophomore season at Michigan), which should give Jazz fans more reason to smile."
There is more on Burke, and another section on Hardaway, so if you have ESPN Insider I think it is worth the read.
It is pretty cool to see Burke doing so well, so quickly. I hope (and expect) him to continue improving.
Don't know if this is thread worthy but they have been playing much better than expected this early in their NBA career's. Attached are Tim's Highlight's and a few of Trey's better games. Hope to see much more of this for years to come!
13 points, 9 assists, 2 rebounds & only 1 TO against the excellent defense of the Pacers
21 PTS, 6 ASTS, 3 REBS, 1 STL & 0 TOs, 50% FG, 50% 3PTFG in 37 Mins
Not sure how this wasn't posted yet - pretty funny though:
Both Trey Burke and Jeremy Evans participated full speed in practice today. Both remain out tomorrow for the game at New Orleans.