Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Trey Burke (Michigan) gets a hug from friends and family after being selected as the number nine overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Burke Not Expected to Start for Utah Jazz


When the Utah Jazz traded for Trey Burke on draft night, the expectation is that he’d be starting immediately, however, that apparently wont be the case for the National Player of the Year award winner.

According to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears, the Jazz are expected to ‘take it slow’ with the Bob Cousy award winner suggesting that while he wont start games, the Michigan product might not even play in some games.

Stockton didn’t start regularly until 4th season, 5 as a rook.D-Will started 47 as rook. Expect Jazz to go slow with rook Burke,source said.

Current starting point guard Mo Williams, who is a free agent, recently said he would not re-sign with the Jazz if he wasn’t the starter would could play into rumor Spears is running with.

The Stockton scenario was a bit different, considering Stockton was under the helm of Jerry Sloan so while I certainly don’t see the Jazz waiting a few years before taking off the training wheels, it’s understandable that they may take a few months to let Burke get his feet wet.

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  • Barry Lyons

    Yeah, that plan won’t work.

    • Brett Smith

      Exactly, that would be the dumbest decision to not have him start. Have the team grow together from day 1