Former Michigan Wolverines’ stud and current Washington Wizards‘ point guard Trey Burke may be leaving Washington D.C once the season is over. Burke was not satisfied with his role with the Wizards and said that he does not expect to have the same for next season.
“I don’t plan on my role being the same next year,” Burke continued. “My agency is working very hard for me right now. I know what type of player I can be and I know what type of player I want to be. That’s not my plan. This summer, it’ll be great. I’m looking forward to the summer.” Via (The Washington Post, Candace Bauckner)
He will be going into the summer as a restricted free agent and the Wizards will likely not match an offer from another team. He was traded to Washington last summer from the Utah Jazz and was expected to be John Wall‘s primary backup.
However he had to compete with rookie Tomas Satoransky for the spot. Satoransky eventually got the nod, and Burke’s minutes plummeted. Then, during the trade deadline, Washington signed point guard Brandon Jennings after he asked to be waived by the New York Knicks in order to be able to play for a playoff team. That caused Burke to fully ride the bench for the rest of the season.
This season was nothing short of a let down for him. Burke only averaged 5.0 points, 1.8 assists, while shooting 45.5-percent from the field. In his last season with Utah, he averaged 10.6 points and 2.3 assists.
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“I’m disappointed. I stopped playing. I felt like I could have helped this team out,” Burke said. “I’m sure a lot of people always say that and I’m sure everybody else believes that too. It’s not just me or my opinion. I’m disappointed in it, but it’s fuel to the fire this offseason. I’m looking forward to getting better and coming back stronger. Via (The Washington Post, Candace Bauckner)
The 24-year-old has been something of a bust after coming out of college as one of the best players in the country at that level. He is still young and has shown flashes of being a great scorer and can hit all types of shots. If he can find a rebuilding team and can get a steady role, he will surprise a lot of people.