Former Jazzman Trey Burke is back in the NBA. Burke is expected to sign with the New York Knicks after putting up big numbers with the Westchester Knicks, New York’s G League affiliate. The former lottery pick is reuniting with his former University of Michigan teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. He averaged 26.6 points on 49 percent shooting for Westchester. The Knicks will be in town to face Utah at Vivint Arena on Friday, Jan. 19.
“It’s great just to have him here and be able to watch him,” Hardaway Jr. previously told the Deseret News. “He’s a great ball player and time will tell but I think he deserves to be in the NBA.”
SO LONG, NAZ: Former Iowa State sharpshooter Naz Mitrou-Long has been waived by the Utah Jazz. The two-way guard nailed a 3-pointer in his lone game in a Jazz uniform on Dec. 26 in Denver. Mitrou-Long averaged 15.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.1 steals for the Salt Lake City Stars, Utah’s G League Affiliate.
"It was time well spent I learned a bunch from being around the team in general," Mitrou-Long told the Deseret News. "I loved it and will take what I learned, work hard and turn this dream (into) a reality. I appreciate the Jazz organization for providing the opportunity."