The Wizards are looking to trade for backup point guard Trey Burke for a second-round pick, according to a report by Michael Sotto of Basketball Insiders.
Sources: Wizards are exploring the trade market for guard Trey Burke and are asking for a second-round draft pick. https://t.co/UCpcAUS4oT— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) February 23, 2017
Washington traded a 2021 second-round pick to acquire Burke from the Jazz this past offseason.
Burke, 24, has struggled so far with the Wizards, averaging a career-worst 5 points per game. In his first three seasons, he averaged 12 points per game.
He's also playing a career-low in minutes with just 12.6 per game in Washington.
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Burke hasn't been the offensive spark off the bench that the Wizards hoped. But sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference, they have a chance to make a playoff run in the near term.
Washington hopes it got that bench scorer by trading for Bojan Bogdanovic of the Nets yesterday. To acquire him, the team gave up a first-round pick in the 2017 draft. Trading Burke could recoup a pick, albeit a lower one, that they lost yesterday.
Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio suggested the Cavaliers could be a possible suitor for Burke. Star LeBron James has been vocal about needing help from a playmaker this season.
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