Utah Jazz trade 14th and 21st picks for Michigan point guard Trey Burke in blockbuster move

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 28, 2013 8:28 p.m.


    i agree with you...watching the interviews...i think they will bring in vets...and...i think Ty would play the vets more...so another stumped growth for the young guys this year...

  • eagle Provo, UT
    June 28, 2013 5:32 p.m.

    With Sloan as an advisor, I doubt the Jazz go young. They will probably have too many so-so vets that will take too much playing time as Corbin, looking to save his job, will try to eek out as many wins as possible. Burke seems like a steal though he did heave up a lot of shots. But I think he could be a really good NBA player. The French guy is a project and if he can turn into a poor man's Mark Eaton (with more offensive skills but certainly not defensively), that would help the Jazz.

    I don't know what to think about Jimmer. A lot of people are down on him. I think in a good system he could be valuable though I doubt he'll be a center piece at this point. But I think he will be a better player than many people think on these blogs when it's all said and done.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 28, 2013 4:44 p.m.

    i think they will go all young this year...why?...next year's draft features talent that can be superstars in this league....think about it...add a guy like Jabari Parker or Wiggins in to this team...and you get a young up and coming team that will be good in 2-3years...a change in coach may take them over the top...but...i dont want to bank on that one...but i have faith with Dennis...and i'm sure he'll do a good job....

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    June 28, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    Anyone watch the Gobert highlights? Wow, a 7'1" dude who can dunk. Who would have thunk it?

    From the highlights he did seem to have a pretty limited skillset but I did seem him use both hands while close in to the basket. He did seem a bit soft though but what are you really going to get late in the first round? The dude is huge and as they say you can't teach size so if he pans out then you have a Hibbert-like possibility. Beef him up and see what he can do.

    Burk was as good as PG as there was in the draft so we will see what happens there. Could not have picked anyone better I don't think. Bottom line is this draft is pretty weak and even if we do suck next year then we get in the 2014 lottery which is expected to be much more talent laden.

    Youth movement appears to be underway. Just be prepared for some losing but we need to get the young guys on the court together to get working on the chemistry and then in 2-3 years maybe we can do something.

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    June 28, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    All of you jokers asking for jimmer are just being ridiculous at this point. He is not an NBA player, why do you think the kings just drafted 2 gaurds? Jimmer is a one trick poney who cant even create his own shot, absolutely fantastically amazing college player, that is where it ends.

    Jimmer to Utah is not a basketball move, if the jazz pulled that BS it would say to everyone "We dont care about basketball, just gimmicks."

    Go Jazz

  • logicalsportsanalyst West Jordan, UT
    June 28, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    I think this is a GREAT sign for the Jazz if only to show the fanbase that managment has some guts to take risks and make a move. Strictly from a business standpoint, Jimmer would sell tickets. Also, if given the role of spreading the floor a bit more by being Danny Green 2.0-shoot threes....I think Jimmer would be very valuable.

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    June 28, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    I am fine starting Burke, Burkes, Hayward, Favors, and Kanter and allowing them to grow while taking us to a low-win season. Let them develop and get a good lottery pick next year. I just want the fans to understand that they will need to be patient. We can sign a group of guys that will help us barely make the playoffs next year, or we can miss the playoffs and plan for the future. We have to understand that we are not going to win 60 games while we are in rebuilding mode.

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    June 28, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    Things to work on for Gobert:
    Defensive intensity
    Running the floor every possession
    Defensive intensity
    Defensive intensity
    Putting on weight
    Defensive intensity

    Things to not worry about:
    Offense, shooting, footwork, ball handling.

    If he is going to help the Jazz, he will need to be a primarily defensive player. Offense can come after he has established himself defensively.

  • Lew Scannon Provo, UT
    June 28, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    With all the free agents the Jazz stand to lose, they also should have bucketfuls of money to throw at the free-agent market. It will be interesting to see who the Jazz lure back or acquire come July. I think they'll be fine. Point guard in this league is so important. I hope this one works out.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 28, 2013 9:19 a.m.

    Well done Jazz.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 28, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    I saw a short interview of Trey Burke with a cute blonde. She was asking him about a fashion statement of his wearing blue and gold. He said that was for the fans of Michigan who had wanted him to come back. He then quoted as saying "I'm proud to be here and hope that I can be there many years with you guys" in Utah. He is aggressive and in control. His obvious fashion role model was LeBron. His suit was light blue and his tie was a bright gold. This says that he has conservative values of hard work but also that he wants to shine. He is comfortable around women. There were previous stories of how his mother was being interviewed when the trade was announced. Here's another one that Karl needs to put his arm around. Go Jazz. Go Big Blue!

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    June 28, 2013 9:07 a.m.

    I like what the Jazz did. Add 2 point guards and an athletic center. As a Jazz fan, I want the team to win, but am willing to go through this season with player development in mind. Ending up in the lottery would not be a bad thing, considering the draft is supposed to be much deeper next year. Wiggins and Parker will likely be in that draft.

    The draft is a crapshoot anyway... It is possible with either point guard they could have found a gem.... I think the Jazz did the best in the draft with what they had.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    June 28, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    I'm thrilled with what the Jazz did in this draft. When considering team needs I think the Jazz did the best job of all the teams in the league with this draft. You never know how young players tuRn out but even if Burke becomes a bust down the road I will still believe the Jazz did everything in their power to get better. I don't know if the Jazz will want to get saddled with some expensive free agents because next year they are going to have to step up to resign Hayward and Favors. Let Millsap and Jefferson go Jazz so we can build this new young core. Way to go Jazz!

  • Spider Rico Greeley, CO
    June 28, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    It's going to be a few years, but the Jazz are building a great young core. I hope we don't fill the roster with a bunch of washed out vets - keep it young Jazz. Sure, we'll lose a lot of games but we need to build this young talent and keep them happy with minutes. Get a couple of good vets and a bunch of young talent and we are looking at a great team in a few years. And yes - let's get Jimmer! Davies could be a good filler too as a FA.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    June 28, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    cudos to Lindsay he at least did something that has the potential to take the team somewhere. None of these players has played against an NBA caliber player but here is hoping they prove the new admin to be good at what they do.

    The French center came here and he had a workout so hopefully he was chosen for something the Jazz saw, he was the only one of the 70 hopefuls chosen so there must be something there besides size.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    June 28, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    Kakashi..Right on.. But I'd give Corbin one more chance, I think anyone with Jefferson on their team will loose two thirds of their games. If Lindsey can pull a Spurs type team together, tough on defense and everyone plays hard then the Jazz will be back in a hurry. I think the Jazz should pick up Ridnour (although he isn't the best defender). Or sign and trade Jefferson for a better veteran point guard.

  • goforit Provo, UT
    June 28, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    Jazz will be lucky to win 30 games next year without Al and Paul. Burkes is not going to be great in the NBA. He will be good, but good only gets you battling for the last few playoff spots. Jazz have nobody that I see that will be consistently great. Good most of the times, great every now and then. Jazz fans don't get too excited for the future. This group of youngsters aren't championship caliber. Sorry. Goubert was a waste pick but then he didn't cost much.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    June 28, 2013 7:41 a.m.

    Jazz join "Tankapalozza 2014" to posture for the best draft in a decade. Here's hoping "the odds are ever in our favor."

  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    June 28, 2013 2:14 a.m.

    Re "dare I say Jimmer?"

    No. You may not. The Jazz have cap room and need players who can play at both ends of the court AND do more than one thing on offense. If you want that kind of specialist, getting Korver back's better.

    No matter how good Burke is, the Jazz (with "Senior Consultant" Jerry Sloan back) are unlikely to see his full potential in his rookie season. You gotta doubt Mo would take a one year deal where his minutes might drop quite a bit (if the Jazz want him back). So a trade for a senior PG with 1-2 years (and 25-30 minutes/game) left on a contract (and a career) might make more sense) to both use and develop Burke.

    Also, if both Al and Paul go, two capable bench bigs are another big need. And if the record-setting sharpshooter and not terrible 2 Foy goes, there's another hole Jimmer (or Burks alone) can't fill.

    Today was a good start. But there's more to do to a)aim for 6 or 7th in this year's playoffs and b) higher (and higher) to build a real contender in the years following.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    June 27, 2013 11:08 p.m.

    I like these moves, can't wait for the Summer League to start to get a look at them.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    @Hugh G. Hater

    you do know that rookie contracts would extend more than 2014-2015 season?...if you are trolling...then good for you what ever floats your boat...but i would agree that the playoffs would be a slim dream...

  • Hugh G. Hater Swat Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2013 10:10 p.m.

    Rodgers is right on.

  • caleb in new york Glen Cove, NY
    June 27, 2013 9:58 p.m.

    i don't think this draft reveals anything about the Jazz's free agent plans, other than that they are probably not signing Chris Paul in free agency. Its not like they could draft a veteran in the draft. Anyone they draft would add to the youth movement and not the veteran qualities of the team. What the jazz do with the free agents remains to be seen.

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    June 27, 2013 9:36 p.m.

    The Jazz need some sharp shooters now, dare I say Jimmer or Jaycee?

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    now its filling the holes...i will be patient even if it takes us a decade...but i am sure we are heading the right direction...and 2-3 years from now...we'll be back....i still think a better coach would be nice

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 9:15 p.m.


    i agree with you...he really needs to add weight...but that's not all...he needs work offensively...but...then it hit me...Karl Malone has this...and would teach the kid a thing or two...cant teach that 9 ft standing reach...so yes...i would not count Rudy Gobert out just yet...but i do wish Ante Tomic would come...

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 27, 2013 9:11 p.m.

    I like the move to get Burke. The only thing better would have been to draft Larkin and send him to Transylvania to have his body stretched. No doubt of his heart. If Burke has the heart, then he will be a winner for Utah. Gobert is a work in progress. That is why they hired Malone to work with the bigs. Wilt the Stilt could stand flatfooted and wrap both hands around the rim. I am thinkin' that Gobert may have a ridiculous ability at the rim. We shall see if Malone can turn him into a tiger. No turn the other cheek for Karl. Rudy is worth the investment. All in all, pretty good night for the Jazz. This sets the tone for free agency and some spear carriers to go with the "Core Four". I am hopin' that both Jefferson and Millsap go on their way. It has also been stated that the 2014 draft will be a bonanza with plenty of gold. The Jazz will have a rough year but it looks like it's a blue skies over the hill. Dennis Lindsey is no "Goober". He "done good" at least until July 1 and free agency.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    June 27, 2013 9:10 p.m.

    Gobert coach will be Karl Malone.. He will be fine.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    June 27, 2013 8:57 p.m.

    I suggest some patience evaluating Gobert. I just read about him, and you're right about him getting pushed around by NBA types presently but I don't see anyone scoring over him. He just needs to add some weight. He is really athletic...let's see how he develops.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 8:51 p.m.

    any idea what we give for gobert?

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 8:37 p.m.


    i guess the Jazz "season" Stockton to retirement...you do know that John had a lot of lucrative offers from different teams...he just turns them down...to re-join with the Jazz...

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    i dont like the Rudy Gobert pick....the dude cant hold his own on the block...get pushed easy by small forwards...but...he is ridiculously long...over 9 feet standing reach...but...he wont do much...people would just score all over him...he would be a turnover prone big man because if he spins to the baseline...with a simple bump...he'll get pushed out and would be forced to throw an errant pass outside...i think he will be stashed in europe till he bulks up....we need to bring in Ante Tomic....hope that he considers joining us anyway...

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2013 8:27 p.m.

    Couldn't have been a better pick than if we were choosing #1..... This is even better than getting Deron Crybaby Williams!

  • Rodgers Sandy, UT
    June 27, 2013 8:24 p.m.

    Jazz philosophy is to "season" rookies. Check Deron Williams. We won't see Burke until 2014-2015.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    June 27, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    Was wondering why Minny would draft a point when they have a good one. Now we know. This trade will help both teams.. Good job Dennis...

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 8:00 p.m.


    thanks for that info...looks like we got some fighters in this young core

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 7:42 p.m.

    Just to add...Larkin and Plumlee...would've been good as well...oh well...this was a pleasant surprise for me...let's just hope...they wont sign Big Al...and sign someone else....

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    June 27, 2013 7:41 p.m.

    I watched this guy in the NCAA final game, and he got into early foul trouble. He sat much of the first half because of the fouls but then came out blazing in the second half. If Michigan had rebounded better, I think that Burke would have let them to the national championship. He just wouldn't say die, much like Gordon Hayward in his NCAA final and Alec Burks in his NIT final.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 7:39 p.m.

    @Just Wondering

    who'd you rather have? to be honest...Schroeder and Plumlee would've been a good draft...i have little info on trey burke...because i never think Utah would move up to take him so i didn't bother to check on him....my best guess...the Jazz took all the other PGs...confirming their choice of Burke...that Trey Burke was better...i just hope that the Jazz fans wont ask for Lindsey's head if this didnt go well...and what i fear is...they will sign Big Al....

  • Just Wondering... Gilbert, AZ
    June 27, 2013 7:27 p.m.

    If that is the Jazz starting line-up next year, then they can expect to find themselves back in the end of the lottery at the end of the 2014 season...

  • BYR Woods Cross, UT
    June 27, 2013 7:22 p.m.

    Whew, that was close.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    June 27, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    Wow...didn't expect this without losing a player. This guy is apparently a fine, all-around point guard who is very intense, a little larger than Chris Paul, excellent assist-to-turnover ratio, solid pick-and-role efficiency, and a proven winner. His shooting percentage as a jump shooter is excellent, too. Good job, Jazz!

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 27, 2013 6:58 p.m.

    WOW...just wow...this was a surprise that i didnt see coming...