The Utah Jazz traded point guard Trey Burke to the Washington Wizards for a future second-round pick, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
The ninth overall pick of the 2013 draft, Burke leaves Utah to become the primary backup to Washington’s John Wall, one of the NBA’s best point guards. Ramon Sessions, who backed up Wall last season, officially signed with the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday.
Burke, 23, averaged 10.6 points and 2.3 assists in 64 games last season.
The Jazz were plenty deep at the point guard position after they traded for Indiana’s George Hill and with Dante Exum coming back from a torn ACL. Burke fell out of Utah’s future plans when they drafted Exum fifth overall in 2014.
This is a good move for Burke, who gets to start fresh with no pressure in Washington.