Which team is better--2012-13 or 2013-14?

Which team is better--2012-13 or 2013-14?

Submitted by Sambojangles on January 31st, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Idle Friday thoughts: which team is better, last year's or this year's basketball team? Compare this team to how they were both at this time last year (ranked #1 for the week going into the Indiana game) and how they were playing at the end of the year, during the tournament run.

If they were playing each other, who would win?

OT-ish: Burke #1 in ESPN's Rookie Rankings

OT-ish: Burke #1 in ESPN's Rookie Rankings

Submitted by JonSnow54 on December 27th, 2013 at 4:55 PM

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.

OT: Tim and Trey

OT: Tim and Trey

Submitted by Hypnoticmoto on December 10th, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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!

Tim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iZPaeMLK7o

Trey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1pqXbyepqU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD5c_a9NMIU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVnE0fsnOjY