The wait for number 9 overall pick Trey Burke may finally be over. Today Trey will be participating in 5 on 5 drills and has a slight chance to play tomorrow at New Orleans. Steve Luhm (@sluhm) of the Salt Lake Tribune broke the news earlier today.
Jazz’s Trey Burke will go 5-on-5 today in practice. Ty Corbin: slight chance he plays Wednesday vs. New Orleans. Getting closer, though.
— Steve Luhm (@sluhm) November 19, 2013
This good news couldn’t come at a better time for Utah Jazz fans. The Jazz have struggled mightily out of the gate this season seeming to be playing catch up in every game they’re in. The Jazz have trailed by 20 points or more in 6 of the 11 games we have played. The 1-11 record should be expected since the Jazz have had the hardest schedule in the NBA so far according to Kevin Pelton at ESPN. The Jazz have had Jamaal Tinsley, John Lucas III and Alec Burks all start at the point guard position so far this season and none of the 3 have been effective. Tinsley was cut, Lucas is too small and isn’t a true point guard and Burks is a shooting guard who is playing the point to fill a need. Diante Garrett who the Jazz brought up from the D-League seems to be the Jazz best point guard on the roster right now besides Trey. Trey Burke may be a rookie point guard but honestly fans it can’t get any worse at the point guard position than it has been thus far. Trey Burke will be a major upgrade and help open things up for Hayward and all the other guys to get better looks. Here’s a video to remind us what we’ve been missing so far this season.