Texas Notes: Burke, Spurs, KP, Wood

Mavericks reserve point guard Trey Burke has dealt with a variety of ups and downs in 2020, writes Dwain Price of Mavericks.com. Burke’s year had an ignominious start when the Sixers waived him before the coronavirus pandemic caused a 2019/20 season pause.

Burke was then dealt a blow when he contracted the COVID-19 before the 2019/20 NBA season restart. “Everyone knows about the corona situation – me coming down with corona and getting through that and getting to Orlando and helping the team produce,” Burke said. His subsequent performance in the Orlando restart for the Mavericks earned him a three-year, $9.45MM deal in the 2020 offseason.

There’s more out of the Lone Star State:

  • The Spurs have announced in a press release that they will keep fans out of the AT&T Center for the foreseeable future this season. “While we are confident in the plans and protocols we have in place, we are uncomfortable hosting fans at this moment as the COVID-19 numbers and data in our community continue to trend in the wrong direction,” team president R.C. Buford said in the statement.
  • Center Kristaps Porzingis took part in his first full-contact Mavericks team practice since an October right knee lateral meniscus surgery, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Head coach Rick Carlisle expects that Porzingis will likely return to the court for Dallas in January. “Sometime in the next couple of weeks isn’t far-fetched,” Carlisle said.
  • Despite an 0-2 start and some off-court pathos, new Rockets big man Christian Wood has impressed new head coach Stephen Silas thus far, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic. “Still trying to find his way, and we have to make sure he’s rolling and popping at the right time,” Silas said. “He started off really good hitting those three 3s early, but he’s got a little ways to go as well. We all do.” Wood is currently averaging 27.0 PPG and 8.0 RPG in 40.0 MPG for a depleted Rockets squad. He also has a stellar shooting line of .548/.571/.667.
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18 thoughts on “Texas Notes: Burke, Spurs, KP, Wood

  1. harden (mvp),wall, and wood

    Looks like the Old Westbrook is back, he already has three triple-doubles in three games, and of course his team is 0-4. Poor Washington gave up so much to get him, oh well. Another great trade for the Rockets.

    • near anonymity

      harden (mvp),wall, and wood

      shouldn’t you be talking about how good wood’s been for houston ??

      instead or at least in addition to to making fun of westbrook ????

      i really hope woods as an all-star type year for the rockets ! :)

      • xxtremecubsguy89

        He’s just mad that Westbrook couldn’t put up his usual stat line because Harden was too busy scoring for a team that’s going nowhere.

        • near anonymity

          it’s definitely chaos in houston. ;)

          they’re getting as much attention. and in some cases more attention than teams that people think could be in the finals.

          but let’s give them more attention

          harden-strip club king.
          wall- biggest fan is mia khalifa
          house- kicked out of the bubble for inviting a female covid tester to his hotel room.

          this team is going to have some chemistry… ;)

  2. I'm a starboy not a Dr...

    Christian Wood will be an all-star. Pistons preferred Plumlee & Okafor… I knew Wood was good even when the bucks & pels didn’t play him. I knew it wasn’t a fluke when he dropped 20 & 10+ in the last 13 games, now everyone is seeing first hand…

    • near anonymity

      I’m a starboy not a Dr…,thanks for the words !

      maybe people thought those games were just a guy trying to get a big contract. i actually, didn’t know who he was until i read about him after the rockets deal.(sorry i don’t know as much as you experts on this site)

      i don’t know why they picked plumee and okafor over wood. especially since detroit, seems to be trying to get every big in the league.

      okafor’s game doesn’t seem to translate so well in the current nba. but wood’s game seems tailor-made for the current nba style.

      detroit’s gonna regret this. :)

          • x%sure

            What the Pistons regret is that Wood did not want them.

            What about all the teams that undervalued him or released him? He didn’t sign for that much.

            • near anonymity

              that’s one of the reasons i like him.and want to root for him.his story to getting to be a starter is insane.

              plus i saw the photo him all dejected and demoralized when he didn’t get drafted. i want him to make those other teams and the rest of the league feel bad for not trusting him earlier.

  3. x%sure

    Games in SA should have been postponed when their air conditioning went out for their last and least-deserving finals series.

  4. Luckylefty2

    Love wood! But he isn’t efficient enough for me. He will definitely give you buckets but it doesn’t translate to wins(yet).

    • near anonymity

      great start 14- 22 and 9-20 in the rockets two defeats.

      the rockets play red hot sacramento next. his playing against bagley will be interesting to see.

  5. harden (mvp),wall, and wood

    It’s only a matter of time before Jae’Sean Tate joins Harden, Wood, Wall, and PJ Tucker in the starting lineup. Tate and Tucker will be the TnT in their defense giving them 3 really good defenders (along with John Wall) in their starting five.

  6. Houston is going to win and win big this year, Harden is going nowhere,
    the problem is,people have not much to talk about and this harden trade bs gave the media and everyone else something to talk about,

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