With Dante Exum was out injured last season, the Utah Jazz still had point guard Trey Burke come off the bench behind Raul Neto. Then later on Utah went out and got point guard Shelvin Mack to take up minutes, allowing them to reduce Burke’s role further.
Now the Jazz have Exum coming back and just traded for George Hill — they don’t need Burke’s score-first game at the point anymore. So they are testing the trade market for him, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.
Burke averaged 10.6 points per game with a below-average 50.7 percent true shooting percentage. The bigger issue is he looks to create for himself and doesn’t set others up (2.3 assists per game).
Some team looking for a third point guard could do a lot worse. I doubt Utah can get much more than a second rounder for the former Michigan star (unless a team has its own inexpensive contract it wants to dump).