Wizards will send second-round pick to Utah for Burke, who had fallen out of Jazz's future plans. Great reset button on Burke's young career— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 3, 2016
Burke had fallen out of favor in Utah, and the return of Dante Exum and the trade for George Hill was a clear sign he would be moved. The Wizards were in need of guard depth and Burke will likely backup John Wall.
Burke was a former lottery pick, going No. 9 overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. He's coming off his worst year in terms of playing time, points, rebounds and assists. However, he set career marks in shooting percentage and 3-point shooting.
The Wizards gave up very little to land Burke. The pick will reportedly be in 2021.Back to the Utah Jazz Newsfeed