Trey Burke Traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to Utah Jazz

by June 28, 2013

The Utah Jazz did some wheeling and dealing in order to land point guard Trey Burke from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Per the Salt Lake Tribune: “The Jazz will emerge with the top playmaker in the draft, Michigan’s Trey Burke, after trading their two first round picks for the rights to the consensus national player of the year. To complete the deal, the Jazz selected UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th pick, and Gorgui Dieng from Louisville with the 21st. Later in the first round the Jazz traded the No. 46 pick and cash to Denver for the rights to 7-foot-1 French center Rudy Gobert, who was picked 27th. In the buildup to the draft, general manager Dennis Lindsey said he would be aggressive, and did not fall short of the vow. Burke averaged 16.7 points and 5.7 assists in two years at Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to the NCAA championship game in April. The Jazz worked out 67 prospects in preparation for the draft, although Burke was not one of them.”