Utah Jazz rookie point guard and ninth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft Trey Burke is available to play Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, reports David Locke of Locked On Sports. Burke broke his finger on Oct. 12 and was ruled out four-to-six weeks.
The Jazz have the worst record in the NBA, winning a single game in their 12 contests, and have a clear need at point guard. The team released veteran Jamaal Tinsley and didn't start a traditional point in their last game. Alec Burks covered starting point guard duties.
Burke played in three preseason games and put up averages of 7.0 points and 4.8 assists in 21.8 minutes per game. The Michigan standout was awarded the John R. Wooden Award for his outstanding sophomore season. He averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals while leading the Wolverines to the NCAA Championship game.