HoopsHype Trey Burke rumors


October 26, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced via press release Friday they have exercised the third-year options on guard Trey Burke and center Rudy Gobert. Both Burke and Gobert were selected in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft and the options will keep them under contract until at least the 2015-16 season. Deseret News

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Trey Burke joins the company of Justin Verlander and Kate Upton, though not in a flattering way. The former Michigan point guard, now with the Utah Jazz, was the subject of yet another nude photo leak on Twitter, leading to his name becoming a trending topic on the social media platform. Reports say Burke reached out to Jazz management and his teammates about the photos. "We are disappointed in what we've learned so far, but we're going to move forward," said Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, according to Jody Genessy, a Jazz beat writer for Deseret News. Detroit Free Press

July 30, 2014 Updates

Binion said O’Neal and Burke later called him to apologize and the trio posted apologies on Twitter. Binion’s condition, called ectodermal dysplasia, can affect a person’s appearance and cause health problems. In Binion’s case, he does not sweat, and the condition has affected his hair and teeth. If he gets overheated and can’t cool himself down, he said, he could faint or suffer heat stroke. Detroit Free Press

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It didn’t seem to matter to USA Basketball, though, as Burke’s representatives said he was invited to join the USA Select team. The group of young players will practice against the U.S. national team during its Las Vegas training camp next week. Detroit Free Press

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The younger Burke’s rookie salary is about $2.4 million, but his monthly budget for spending money is about $5,000. He admits that having access to so much money is exciting, but it also requires discipline. “I never really had a lot of money growing up, so I knew I was going to need the right team around me to make sure I was managing my money right, not just splurging and blowing it on things that aren’t necessary,” Trey said. Deseret News

Thus far, Trey said he is pleased with the direction in which the team and his dad are pointing him. Looking ahead, Burke hopes to begin using his endorsement earnings as a main source of income to pay his living expenses and save all of his player salary for his post-basketball life — similar to former all-star Shaquille O’Neal, who lived off his endorsement income throughout his playing days and saved virtually every penny of the nearly $300 million he made in salary. Deseret News

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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