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Trey Burke | Guard

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: Michigan
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Trey Burke will play for the Jazz during Summer League.
The arrival of Dante Exum in Utah has complicated Burke's fantasy outlook, since the Jazz may not be able to routinely play them together in the backcourt. Burke averaged 12.8 points, 1.6 triples and 5.7 assists as a rookie, but he shot 38.0 percent from the field and only chipped in 0.6 steals per game, resulting in middling fantasy value. We'll be closely monitoring the Jazz throughout the summer and preseason to determine how well Burke and Exum can co-exist. Jun 29 - 2:40 PM

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Trey Burke was named to the All-Rookie First Team on Thursday.

Despite missing the first 12 games of the regular season, Burke managed to average 12.8 points and a team-high 5.7 assists. His numbers were slightly below expectation, but a slow start and a fractured index finger may have been the cause for his production. Still, Burke has potential explosive scoring potential and can perhaps be a mid-to-late round fantasy steal next season.
May 22 - 2:28 PM

Trey Burke said a fractured index finger bothered him for his entire rookie season.

Burke fractured his right (shooting) index finger during an October preseason game. He underwent surgery and sat out the first 12 regular season games before returning. "It's still stiff," he said. "... It healed, but I'm not able to bend it all the way yet. I'm going to work on that a lot." Burke struggled with both his outside shooting and finishing at the rim as a rookie, averaging just 12.8 points on 38.0 percent shooting while playing 32.8 minutes a night. We wouldn't blame much of that on the finger.
Apr 18 - 9:09 AM

Trey Burke scored a career-high 32 points against the Wolves during a 136-130 win on Wednesday, adding seven boards, nine assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on 10-of-21 from the field.

He was the favorite to win Rookie of the Year out of the gate, but failing to score consistently really hurt his production. Burke needs to get more confidence around the rim and stop settling for jumpers. If he can do that and maybe work on his defense, he could be a starter for a while despite being just 6'1".
Apr 16 - 11:57 PM

Trey Burke scored 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting (including four treys) with three rebounds and 11 assists on Friday against the Blazers.

The Blazers struggle defensively so owners should keep things in perspective but Burke is on a nice little run, averaging 14.0 points with 2.0 threes, 3.0 boards and 10.3 assists in his last three games. He's still not stealing the ball (0.3) or hitting a high percentage of shots (37.8) over that span, but those numbers warrant consideration in lineups even after noting his inconsistency this year.
Apr 12 - 2:34 AM

Trey Burke piled up 24 points, four rebounds and a career-high 15 assists in Sunday's road loss to the Warriors, going 10-of-21 from the field with two 3-pointers.

This was the second 20 & 10 game of Burke's brief career. Although he's showing flashes of excellence, he'll need to improve his 37.8 percent shooting and 0.6 steals to make a leap in fantasy leagues. The good news is that shot selection is a primary driver for his low percentages -- 33 percent of his shot attempts are above-the-break 3-pointers, and only 28 percent are in the paint.
Apr 6 - 11:39 PM

Trey Burke shot 1-of-7 from the field against the Thunder on Sunday with two points and three assists in 29 minutes.

He did not get many clean looks at the basket and has still not figured out how to create space on his two-point shots. On the bright side, Burke has shot 62.2 percent in the restricted area since the break, but those shots account for just 16.7 percent of his shot total. He has a lot to work on over the summer.
Mar 30 - 5:40 PM

Trey Burke recorded a season-high three steals to go along with 12 points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, and six assists in Friday's loss against New Orleans.

More noteworthy than the season-high is the fact that Burke's season-high is only three. He's providing solid numbers this month with 13.6 points, 1.7 3-pointers, 2.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 0.5 steals, but the addition of some steals to Burke's repertoire would be gladly welcomed by his fantasy owners.
Mar 29 - 12:12 AM

Trey Burke hit a corner 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left during Saturday's 89-88 win over the Magic, finishing with 17 points, two boards, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He did make just 5-of-15 from the field in the win, but hit the big shot when it counted. Interestingly, Burke has been money in the clutch and is shooting 53.3 percent from the field in during the last five minutes of games within five points. That is far and away better than his season total of 38.2 percent from the field, so he just has to figure out the other 43 minutes of the game.
Mar 23 - 12:30 AM

Trey Burke kept up his offensive rhythm on Friday against the Clippers, making 7-of-10 from the field for 18 points with two boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

This marked his third game in a row with a field goal percentage of at least 44.4 percent, which is something he did just 14 of his 50 previous games. Burke seems to be getting better looks and it's really helped. Of course, we're not going to say he is cured from his horrendous shooting percentages, but the rookie seems to be on the right path after struggling in this department since Orlando Summer League.
Mar 15 - 12:22 AM

Trey Burke shot 8-of-18 from the field for 20 points vs. the Mavericks with one board, six assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes on Wednesday.

He's playing off the ball a little more and perhaps it's helped his game. Burke is shooting 38 percent in March and has shot a combined 17-of-33 over his previous two, which is well above his 35 percent from each of his previous two months. Hopefully he can turn it around because his season shooting of 37.4 is toxic to fantasy teams in standard leagues.
Mar 13 - 12:26 AM

Trey Burke scored 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting (including five threes) with two rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes on Monday against the Hawks.

The Hawks are struggling as much as any team in the league but owners will take the result, regardless. If Burke was floating around the waiver wire this may be your signal to pick him up, though we're not expecting a huge change in his late-round fantasy profile.
Mar 11 - 1:53 AM

Trey Burke hit just 2-of-9 shots for seven points, four rebounds and eight assists in Saturday's win over the Sixers.

Burke's shooting is a wreck right now, as he's hit 11-of-42 shots over his last four games. He's averaging 5.0 assists over that stretch and you have to think his shot will start falling at a more respectable level soon.
Mar 8 - 10:05 PM

Trey Burke scored four points on 2-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and zero steals in Friday's blowout loss.

Burke is one of the guys that the Jazz refer to when they talk about players that aren't used to big minutes. He has played his way back onto the waiver wire in many standard formats but by virtue of his starting job he'll be worth watching in case he can get his numbers out of the red.
Mar 7 - 11:45 PM

Trey Burke shot 5-of-14 against the Wizards during a 104-91 loss on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with four boards, three assists and two 3-pointers.

In an interview on Wednesday, Burke said he wants to get in the paint more. "That’s one of the main focuses for me right now," he said. "In college, a lot of times I was able to get into the paint and make plays. It’s tougher for me now." Burke is really struggling in scoring this season and he's looked a big scared once the help comes on defense. The rookie should get better, but he's not a slam-dunk player to own in standard formats.
Mar 5 - 10:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Trey Burke
2Dante Exum
3John Lucas
SG1Gordon Hayward
2Alec Burks
3Ian Clark
SF1Richard Jefferson
2Rodney Hood
3Travis Leslie
4Steve Novak
PF1Derrick Favors
2Marvin Williams
3Jeremy Evans
4Erik Murphy
5Malcolm Thomas
C1Enes Kanter
2Rudy Gobert