Hardaway was released at 294 and Darius Morris was 420. Only remaining former player is Jamal Crawford. Burke should see his ranking rise this year, as he will have a strong chance at earning at lot of playing time.
Trey Burke ranked #161 in ESPN's "NBARank"
His summer league performance was slightly concerning, but I think he'll play much better when he's more familiar with his teammates and when he's in a more structured offense.
I was too until I went back and looked at the last 5 or so MVP's of the Summer League. Not a whole lot of guys you'd recognize and if you watch any of the games it seems like more or a street-ball league on steriods with top prize going to whoever gets to shoot the most.
It's the exact opposite of what Trey's good at IMO and his lack of performance there is somewhat understandable given the context of the league itself.
But I get why you'd say that. His stats were awful.
Summer league performance has been an awful indicator of NBA performance.
He certainly did look athletically overmatched in 1-on-1 situations, which is a concern, but people were kind of expecting that anyway. The summer league is the worse setting to showcase the playmaking skills that are Trey's strengths. It's most conducive to veteran pure scorers - guys like Gary Neal that blow up and become key role players.
Most analysts on these sites still think Trey has the best chance to be ROY.
used to be a preposition? I'm curious about its new adjectival qualities. What's wrong with "troubling"?
EDIT: Looked it up, and the dictionary does suggest it's a preposition. Sam Pratt, whoever the hell he is, is on my side.
I take the liberty to write in colloquialisms on the blog, because I ain't paid to write on the blog.
I think it highlights some weaknesses with his games that everyone pretty much knew already, but I don't read much into it beyond that. I mean, he'll play better in the pros than he did in these games, but anyone who thought he'd just step into the NBA and become a top-10 PG shouldn't be surprised he struggled adjusting. He'll be fine, though. As noted below, lots of guys have "starred" in these games never to play in the NBA.
But #1 in our hearts.
I feel bad for Trey. His rookie season is going to be for a team who is clearly tanking for the next draft.
I think he actually landed in a pretty good situation. He's on a team that has low expectations and should get plenty of playing time early on, but the team has some really good young talent and appears to have a coherent rebuilding plan. He has the chance to become the leader of an up-and-coming team within the next few years.
Are there even 420 players in the NBA?
There are 30 teams in the NBA, each of whom may have up to 15 players on their roster.
he fits what the Pistons are looking for which is a knockdown SG. They got Brandon Jennings in a trade which means the Pistons have upgraded their talent level across the board.
But he doesn't fit what I was looking for in the Pistons, which is Trey Burke. In terms of "being Trey Burke," Caldwell-Pope was not the best player available when the Pistons drafted. One could argue he was the worst in that category, likely tied with a handful of others.
is the worst in that category? Ok then.
KCP was the BPA when the Pistons took him. He's taller, more athletic and can shoot out of the gym. Exactly what the Pistons look for. Wouldn't surprise me if he ended up as the top 5 SG in the league within 3 years with Kobe and other SGs aging.
I'd say he's tied with 58 others for being the worst in that category. (One step above is Hardaway, because he's at least close).
And saying he's going to be a top 5 SG in this league is as silly as saying he's going to be a bust. What have you seen that in any way makes you believe that statement?
is terrible. It doesn't take much for KCP to get to that level.
Look at top 10 SG in the league:
5. Joe Johnson
9. Tony Allen
10. JR Smith
Yikes on the SG ranking.
Plus, watching him play after the draft gives me insight on why he'll succeeed. He has better than expected athleticism and was the main guy to score points on a really, really bad UGA team. He's literally the only scoring option with defense focusing on KCP at all time. He showed the ability to show from anywhere on the floor with a quick, smooth effortless stroke. He has great size at SG with the potential to be a defensive stopper. With him in the role of a spot up shooter, I expect KCP to excell in that situation especially when the focus aren't on him.
....is currently listed on the Magic's 13-14 roster.
Edit: Perhaps he isn't ranked because he's not projected to be there when the season starts?
It's possible that he's redrawing some NBA interest
Has anyone seen his new Michigan tattoo? It's pretty sweet. It's in the link attached, but I am on my ipad and I cannot figure out how to get the URL to post the picture. Third from the bottom