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Old 12-08-2013, 03:13 AM   #286
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: Season of the tank!-2013-14 regular season

Rookie point guard Trey Burke continues to have a major impact on the Jazz.

Burke averages 12.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists since returning from a fractured finger that sidelined him for the first 12 games of the season.

The Jazz are 3-2 in Burkeís five starts, and he finished with 21 points and a team-high six assists in Monday nightís 109-103 win over Houston.

When the Jazz traded up in last summerís draft to get Burke with the No. 9 pick, general manager Dennis Lindsey credited Corbin for targeting him.

With Burke playing so well, however, Corbin deflected the praise to Lindsey, vice president of basketball operations Kevin OíConnor and vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin, among others.

"I appreciate [that] comment," Corbin said. "But Dennis and his group ó Kevin and Walt and those guys ó they do a great job of figuring out whatís best for this franchise. Ö They do it all year long ó finding guys and figuring out where they rank."

What was Corbinís role in trading up to get Burke?

"I knew we needed a point guard ó a young point guard to grow with this group," he said with a shrug. "Trey was ranked one of the best guys [in the draft], if not the best."

He was rated best. Looks like he may not be the best though.
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