Sweep the Spartans!
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?
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: