- “I think he held steady and he improved each game
,” Burke said. “He really concentrated hard on what we wanted
from him and he looked more comfortable each game. He was in good shape and the feeling I got from him is he’ll come into camp in even better shape and really work. He’ll knock down open shots. Last year, a lot of teams doubled off our point guard. I think he can keep teams like that honest. He needs to learn to be more balanced on both ends. He was going in a hurry all the time. But he got the ball to the guys we wanted to get the ball to and he seems to read the defense pretty well.”
- The most disappointing performance was that of veteran point guard Jamison Brewer, who was 8 of 37 from the field (.216), 1 of 12 from the arc (.083), 2 of 10 from the free-throw line and committed 29 turnovers (an average of 9.5 per 48 minutes).
“I think he thought he had to come in and take over games,” said Burke. “He had trouble with tempo and the pace of the game and reading defenses. He’s just got to realize it’s not about him beating his man. He’s got to organize. He’s got to sense when the other team gets six straight points we’ve got to come down and get something sensible. His game’s at a standstill. He’s athletic and he’s got length but he struggles with his shot and he does not understand the mentality of that position.”
Jones, Harrison and Wright are certain to be in training camp in October. Among the free agents, Recker and Adam Harrington both had impressive moments but indicated they may pursue other options. It’s unclear if any of the remaining free agents, including Brewer, played well enough to merit an invitation.