Per the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday, the Utah Jazz will be trading guard Trey Burke to the Washington Wizards in order to receive a second-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Burke was a star player at the college level in Michigan, and was drafted ninth overall by the Jazz in 2013. He played three seasons with the team, averaging 10-13 points in each.
Last season, however, did not go as hoped for Trey Burke, as he saw far less minutes per game. In his first couple of seasons, the guard had managed over 30 minutes per game. This past season, he only saw just over 20.
Burke played in a total of 64 games, but did not start a single one. Obviously, these statistics did not meet the expectations of the Jazz.
In Washington, Burke will likely be the backup to point guard John Wall. Wall’s former backup Ramon Sessions is currently a free agent, leaving the position wide open for Burke.
Given the amount of moves the Wizards are making in the free agency, we can expect to see a much different roster next season.