SALT LAKE CITY -- The way Trey Burke figures it, Jazz executives and coaches can talk about patience and development all they want. In fact, it's their job to do so.
But the 2013 NCAA player of the year also thinks it's his job to surprise his bosses.
"My plan is to pick up on things much quicker than they expect me to pick up on things," Burke said.
Burke, whom the Jazz selected with the No. 9 overall pick in the NBA draft, joined fellow rookies Rudy Gobert (27th overall) and Raul Neto (47th overall) in meeting the local media Friday afternoon at the Zions Bank Basketball Center.
Of the three newcomers, Burke, a 6-foot, 190-pound point guard from Michigan, faces the highest expectations.
Considered by many experts to be the best point guard in the draft, he came close to slipping out of the top 10 thanks to a number of surprises at the top of the draft. But the Jazz quickly enacted a plan that sent the Nos. 14 and 21 picks to Minnesota, who owned the No. 9 spot.
Burke, 20, is poised to become one of five key players on the Jazz roster, each under the age of 24 and each playing a different position. He will join Gordon Hayward (23), Derrick Favors (21), Alec Burks (21) and Enes Kanter (21) in what could become a starting lineup.
That idea may be enticing to fans anxious to see Utah's future on display right away, however, the ever-cautious franchise leans toward a slower pace.
"There's going to be an extremely high amount of pressure on young guys to come in and develop," coach Tyrone Corbin said. "You can't speed that process up anymore than it speeds itself up."
General manager Dennis Lindsey said being a Utah Jazz point guard isn't like being a point guard on other teams.
"I think in some programs the 'pure point (guard)' thing is, frankly, overstated. You just need a good player," he said. "But here, with this system, with this market, they want their points to lead, to orchestrate, to organize, to pass, to create pace (and) to be able to make shots."
Dating back to the days of future Hall of Famer John Stockton, the Jazz have been careful not to rush their players, particularly their point guards.
Stockton's minutes were limited for the first three seasons of his career. Years later the Jazz moved up in the 2005 draft to acquire Deron Williams, who didn't become a starter until halfway through his rookie season.
Burke said he understands the team's perspective but isn't planning on a long learning process.
"That's something that happened at the University of Michigan," he said. "Coaches were very surprised that I picked up on the offense and things like that. I think it's my job, away from the coaches, off the court, to do my homework (and) watch a lot of film."
Burke said he would immediately search out video of the Jazz's offensive sets. He said the Internet could be a good source, but said he would probably ask team officials for scouting DVDs to watch.
"I think it'll benefit me if I can show I'm able to pick up on things quicker," he said.
With Hayward, Favors, Kanter and Burks, the Jazz have taken a slow, methodical approach to development, giving most of the minutes to the veterans.
Hayward seemed to crack the starting lineup last season -- his third with the team -- but Favors, Kanter and Burks came off the bench.
Neither Burke, Gobert nor Neto were actually drafted by the Jazz. Instead, Lindsey and the rest of Utah's executive staff orchestrated trades to land all three.
Minnesota drafted Burke and sent him to the Jazz in exchange for Shabazz Muhammad (the No. 14 pick) and Gorgui Dieng (No. 21). Later, Utah made a deal with the Nuggets, sending Erick Green (No. 46) and cash to Denver for the No. 27 pick, which was used to take Gobert.
Finally, the Jazz landed Neto with a deal made late in the second round. They got the Brazilian point guard from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick (originally owned by the Brooklyn Nets).