Joe Dumars and the Pistons may have gotten hit with reality with Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke, after last night’s performance.
Burke was on the board for the Pistons with the eight overall pick in last year’s draft. The Pistons decided to pass on Burke and selected Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
The Michigan alum had a showing against the Pistons. He had a Michigan-like performance with 20 points and 12 assist, which is his first career double-double.
While it’s way too early to say which player will be the better player five years from now, Burke has been a better player than Caldwell-Pope in each of their rookie years, no doubt about it.
It’s important to think and wait before making your final conclusions on Burke and Caldwell-Pope. It happens all the time in every league, where player A had a better rookie year than player B, but player B ended up having a better career than player A.
Burke looks to be a stud in the league, and that’s something you cannot say about Caldwell-Pope at this very moment.