Alec Burks, former Colorado Buffaloes start and the No. 12 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, made his NBA debut for the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. No one has been expecting him to come into the NBA and take the league by storm. His first game certainly showed that he has to work his way into a role with the team.
Playing just six minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers, Burks went 0-for-2 from the field, pulled down an offensive rebound and dished the ball out for two assists. But the whole Jazz team had issues in the 96-71 loss.
The Jazz shot 32.2 percent from the field, hitting on just 1 of its 13 three-point attempts. As well, they made just 12-of-17 free throws while the Lakers were 30-of-37 from the line.
Kobe Bryant dropped 26 points on the Jazz while Pau Gasol added 22 points. No Jazz player scored more than the 18 points Paul Millsap had coming off the bench.
It's going to be a long season for the Jazz, if this game is any indication, but that could eventually mean plenty of time for Burks to see the court.