HoopsHype Trey Burke rumors

May 2, 2014 Updates

Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke apologized for an insensitive post on Instagram that mocked a Michigan man with a rare genetic disorder. Burke, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and rapper Waka Flocka Flame were each criticized for making fun of Jahmel Binion, a 23-year-old from Madison Heights, Michigan, who suffers from ectodermal dysplasia, which produces abnormalities with the hair, teeth, nails, sweat glands and face. All three have since apologized publicly for their insensitive social media posts. According to a Jazz spokesperson, Burke called Jahmel personally on Tuesday, but originally chose not to tweet or post a public apology because he didn’t want to bring any unwanted attention to Jahmel. However, after the story became public, Burke chose to publicly tweet his apology, which read, “Had the opportunity to talk to Jahmel Binion yesterday and apologize about the post on IG!” Deseret News

Randy Wimbley of Fox 2 Detroit reported that Burke’s apology seemed to be the most sincere, according to Binion. Burke also offered to take Binion and his family to the Utah-Detroit game when the Jazz are in Michigan next year. Deseret News

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Saturday's win over the Magic gave the Jazz their 23rd victory of the season and kept them tied for the league's fourth-worst record. Some fans, though, would prefer to see Utah tank in hopes of bettering the team's draft position. Utah's point guard was not amused by the crowd's reaction. "I think that's just selfish for a fan," Burke said, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. "We play hard, practice hard every single day. Why would we go out there and try to lose? I just think wherever we do land in the lottery, that will be great for us. But to try to tank games and lose games is just absurd." ESPN.com

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Me: Do you find there's extra pressure on any point guard who plays in Utah because of the standard John Stockton set there? Trey Burke: I think so, to a certain extent. The fans do a great job, I think, of embracing anybody who comes to Utah, including myself. They've already embraced me and shown me a lot of support. I think there is some pressure with the standard Stockton set, and him being the all-time assist and steals leader in the NBA. When you've got a guy that's the all-time assist leader and steals leader, you've definitely got to come in and try to, not fill his shoes, but you've got to come in and produce. That's what they're expecting. They've seen one of the greatest point guards come through this franchise. To me, I'm going to continue to still work hard to get the most out of my game. NBA.com

Me: Who has really worn you out on it this season? TB: Chris Paul and Tony Parker, I would say, in the pick and roll specifically. I've played against, pretty much, all the guards, and there are some real tough guards in this league. But I think those two, in the pick and roll. Because, for one, they get the ball so low. Like, once they come off the screen, it's a 5- , 6-foot jumper for them. And if the big comes up, it's a lob to Blake [Griffin] or whoever it may be. NBA.com

March 2, 2014 Updates

Point guard, unquestionably, is the most difficult position for a rookie to learn. So patience has been high with Burke. “Huge responsibility on both ends of the floor,” Corbin said. “You usually start and finish on plays and you have to be ready to go the entire time. There’s really no breaks because you have to engineer or get your guys on the offensive end set to get into plays. Defensively, you have to try and stop or [hinder] some of those plays being run by the other team. “It’s a difficult spot for him, but he’s shown that he’s capable of handling the load and he’ll continue to grow.” Boston Globe

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That doesn’t account for all the times Augustin simply beat Irving off the dribble, but he’s not alone. Just within the last three weeks, here are the point guards that have really hurt the Cavs: Denver’s Ty Lawson had 19 points and 11 assists (averages 18 ppg, 8.9 apg), Portland’s Damian Lillard had 28 points and 5 assists (averages 21.2 ppg, 5.8 apg), the Lakers’ Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 16 assists (averages 10.1 ppg, 9.1 apg), Sacramento’s Isaiah Thomas had 26 points and 6 assists (averages 19.5 ppg, 6.3 apg), Utah rookie Trey Burke had 17 points and 6 assists (averages 13.5 ppg, 5.6 apg) and Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams had 33 points and 5 assists (17.5 ppg, 6.7 apg). Akron Beacon Journal

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Although he went to college at the University of Michigan, Jazz rookie guard Trey Burke grew up in Ohio, which means he must have been a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, right? Not necessarily. When asked Thursday if he was a Cavs fan, Burke quickly shrugged if off, saying, “Obviously I wanted them to win some games being from Ohio, but I never really had a favorite NBA team or NFL team.’’ Deseret News

January 3, 2014 Updates
December 23, 2013 Updates

Is it really as bad as it seems? "Yes," Ford said via email. "Really, only Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams are proving to be valuable starters at the moment. A few others like Trey Burke, Mason Plumlee, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Steven Adams have been solid. Giannis Antetokounmpo looks like he might be a big star down the road. But all of those players except Oladipo weren't even in the conversation for the No. 1 pick." Cleveland Plain Dealer

December 22, 2013 Updates

NBA.com: There was so much speculation about where you might end up on Draft night. What went goes through your mind as a point guard when the Jazz, a franchise with a history of drafting both John Stockton and Deron Williams, decide you are the guy they want? Trey Burke: Absolutely, I was just talking about that. Minnesota, when they picked me I was kind of like, ‘I didn’t work out with them or even interview with them.’ It didn’t make sense at first. And then five minutes later I get traded to Utah, and I didn’t work out with them. But I got the opportunity to sit down with them in Chicago and the pre-Draft camp and just to know that Deron Williams and John Stockton, some really great point guards came from there, I knew I was going to be put in a great spot to make an impact o this franchise. I just want to have a chance to be an impact player and leave my mark on this franchise. And that’s all you can ask for in the end. NBA.com

December 20, 2013 Updates

Before the Utah Jazz left for their annual pre-Christmas road trip, their 21-year-old point guard admitted he has briefly entertained the idea of the ROY award -- it's in the back of his mind somewhere -- but it hasn't made its way to the front. "I mean, it's a goal that I think about at times but it's not something that I'm really stressing over," he said. "I'm just trying to play my game. (With) those type of goals you usually put pressure on yourself to go out there and perform at a level you may mess up. That's just putting extra, unnecessary pressure on yourself." Standard-Examiner

December 19, 2013 Updates

Three players—Hayward, Burke and Derrick Favors—have been using the iPad scouting the most, and each in a different manner. For Hayward, it has been about seeing the floor and how teams are playing him. For Burke, it is about executing a new offense. And for Favors, it is more about the fundamentals of his game. WeAreUtahJazz.com

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