Trey Burke NBA Destination?

Submitted by MgoSuh on February 27th, 2013 at 1:04 PM

My roommates and I have been having an interesting discussion on which teams actually have a need for a point guard in the upcoming NBA Draft. Going through most of the lower-tier NBA teams, most have drafted a high quality point guard in recent years. It seems that the NBA has had an influx of high-quality young point guards, and we're just having trouble finding a team that desperately needs a player like Trey.

Trust me, I am absolutely cherishing the time we have left watching Trey, I just thought I might get some interesting conversation going on this day while snowed in.

A couple teams that seem to have a sort of need for a high-quality PG seem to be the Rockets, the Jazz, the Suns and the Magic. But I was just wondering where you guys see him going/where you want to see him go?


Lucky Socks

February 27th, 2013 at 2:26 PM ^

Out of the NBA?  He's 22 years old; 6"4 point guard and has played his way into the rotation at times.  Though it might not be with the Lakers, think he's got plenty of potential left.  You don't need an elite skill to be a roster guy.

EDIT:  This guy might not be Stephen A. Smith, but he writes for a Lakers blog and disagrees with you.…


February 27th, 2013 at 2:32 PM ^

He'll definately be on a roster.  He'll be able to pick his team to some degree, if LA doesn't sign him, and go there to compete as a backup PG, which he should be able to do b/c he'll come cheap.  Some team will go after him.  He's a youngster that has improved, is cheap, and is a versatile guard who can play some defense and has some length.

I Like Burgers

February 27th, 2013 at 2:45 PM ^

I don't think he'll have his pick of teams.  Whichever team is going to sign him is taking on a project.  Morris hasn't really proven to be good at anything, outside of being tall for a PG.  That doesn't get you your pick of teams.  It allows to you maybe pick from the 3-4 teams that want to take a flier on an unproven PG that's going to be a project.

Lucky Socks

February 27th, 2013 at 3:12 PM ^

He won't be a hot commodity but he's going to have a few opportunities.  He has a few things you can't teach and he's going to be cheap.  I'll predict that a team with a proven point guard and very little cap space snatches him up to compete with another young guy to be the primary backup point guard.  And when I say primary backup point guard, I mean spell Chris Paul for 5-10 minutes a game as he finishes his cup of Gatorade.

Said team (Clippers in my scenario) get a low-risk backup with some potential and experience.  He won't have any guarantees, and the Clips aren't counting on him to become the PG of the future.  


February 27th, 2013 at 4:28 PM ^

Knicks would be a perfect fit for Burke, though they may draft too low to get him.  Felton is okay but won't be there long, same obviously for Kidd.  Would be good for Burke because they will be a good team.


February 27th, 2013 at 1:55 PM ^

Im confused by this post, only a handful of NBA teams are set at the PG position OKC,CHI,BOS,BK,LAC,MEMP,PHI,POR,GS,and maybe WASH. Even those teams Boston was looking to trade Rondo, CLippers haave to resign Paul, Chicago is unsure about Rose health, rumors are that OKC is starting to believe Westbrook is a SG, People say Brooklyn is unhappy with Williams shape, and Wall hasnt shown much this year returning from his injury. Early talks are the Pistons are hoping Marcus Smart the top PG prospect falls to them and they just drafted Knight 2 years ago. Every team in the NBA needs a solid back up aswell, 30 teams could use Trey Burke either as a starter or a role player.

Laser Wolf

February 27th, 2013 at 1:12 PM ^

I think Milwaukee could be a nice fit. Brandon Jennings is almost assured of leaving after the Bucks chose not to extend him before the season. He'll be a restricted FA, he wants out, and the Bucks don't seem inclined to pay him long term dollars to retain him. They'll probably be in the late lottery/early playoff exit area of the draft I expect Trey to be selected.


February 27th, 2013 at 1:14 PM ^

They are likely to pick around the time when Burke will be selected, and have an injured starting point guard and no real backup. And they have Jared Sullinger. Did you know Burke and Sullinger are best friends? I didn't.

Blue Palasky_68

February 27th, 2013 at 4:13 PM ^

Ok, I'm not sure if I'm missing the sarcasm, but I'll bite. If you didn't know that they were friends and ex high teammates, you must not have watched a single game this year because they talk about it constantly.....


February 27th, 2013 at 2:10 PM ^

I'm a little surprised that the Pistons are not in this discussion.

First, I think that Trey will go off the board berween 7~12, a little higher than currently projected, after a great tourney run and POY awards.

Second, Brandon Knight is now playing SG, and if he suceeds there, I see them not resigning their rented PG. Trey would be ideal with Detroit's bigs.


February 27th, 2013 at 4:25 PM ^

Unfortunately, this is correct. Brandon Knight is not a SG. Maybe he's playing that right now out of necessity but that's not the long term play.

Pistons need a 2 and a 3 to build their team. Ben Mclemore from Kansas in this years draft and/or Andrew Wiggins in 2014. If they get one of those guys then look out.

PG- Knight

SG- McLemore

SF- Wiggins

PF- Monroe

C - Drummond

Detroit doesn't have the luxury of signing superstar FAs for a number of reasons (taxes, climate, etc) so they need to go the route of OKC. Go young and bottom out for a few years and build through the draft.

The worst thing to be in the NBA is mediocre. You gotta be a contender or in the dweller for a few years hoping to strike gold in the draft. Besides, who is winning the East the next 4-5 years anyway with LeBron playing the way he is?