Commentary

Alec Burks should study ...

Here's a veteran the Jazz's rookie shooting guard should seek to emulate

Originally Published: April 13, 2012
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

Burks loves to slash and has some talent as a driver, that much is sure. But most of the time NBA players have to read and react, not attack then read. No player has had a better feel for that since his first day as a pro than Harden.

Always quick, but never rushing into danger, Harden is a great threat as a scorer and a passer since he takes the time to see the game as it plays out. It helps him to anticipate, too, which is something Burks would benefit from greatly. If Burks can learn to shoot like Harden, well, that would be an even greater gift.