Trey Burke will make his NBA debut tonight for the Utah Jazz against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Jazz traded the 14th and 21st first round picks on draft night to move up to number 9 and select Trey Burke. Burke struggled during the NBA summer league but bounced back and played okay in his first 3 games of preseason before he got hurt in the 3rd preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Burke broke the index finger on his right hand which he had surgery on October 15th to have pins place in. Recovery time was 4-6 weeks for the injury and was set to be reevaluated on the 25th. Burke must have been recovering ahead of schedule as news broke that he will lace up the sneakers tonight and give it a go against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Trey Burke will play tonight
— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) November 20, 2013
Burke will not be in the starting line up tonight as Coach Corbin said he wants to “ease” him back in. It shouldn’t be too long before Burke will be getting the nod at the starting point guard and playing the majority of the minutes as the Jazz have been in desperate need for a point guard so far this season. Burke should help cut down some of the turnovers that have been haunting this team so far this season ranking 28th in the league at 17.1 TO per game (tied with Golden State). He will also give the Jazz another scoring option on offense which is a huge lift as they are 29th in the league in points per game at 88.6. It will be exciting tonight to finally get to watch the Jazz pick in a regular season game. Also check out our Predict the Score article for tonight and show us what you got! GO JAZZ!!!