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Trey Burke scared us a little after his preseason injury and miserable summer league, where he shot just 24 percent from the floor and 1-of-19 from downtown.
But through 12 regular-season games with the Jazz, he's looked pretty darn good.
"He’s got guts, man," teammate Marvin Williams said of Burke to Aaron Falk of The Salt Lake Tribune. "It’s kind of exciting to watch him play and watch him grow each night. He’s not afraid of big moments and we need that from him."
That's the reputation Burke has entered the league with.
The most impressive aspects about his game are his poise and control. He values the basketball. Burke's phenomenal college assist-to-turnover ratio has translated to the pros—he's only coughing it up 1.3 times in 28 minutes a game.
Offensively, he's been on point in the mid-range, which isn't anything new. That pull-up jumper is going to be his moneymaker.
Burke is also shooting 37 percent from three and averaging 14 points and six assists in the month of December.
Expectations naturally lowered after his rocky start, but it looks like Burke has finally ascended above the rough clouds and turbulence. So far, so good for Utah's franchise rookie point guard.