Burke (illness) will not return to Friday's game against the Bucks, SI's Jake Fischer reports. Burke left Friday's game in the first half after feeling nauseous, and the Jazz decided to shut him down for the evening. The Jazz play again Saturday in Phoenix, so Burke could miss further action unless he recovers quickly.
Burke is dealing with nausea and as a result is questionable to return Friday, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Burke was only able to tally one rebound and one assist in three minutes of action prior to heading toward the locker room. His status will simply depend on if he is feeling better or not. The Jazz next play in Phoenix on Saturday, so given the fact that it is a back-to-back he may be a game-time decision on Saturday if he cannot return Friday. Expect an update on his status when more information becomes available.
Burke's teammate Raul Neto is going through the NBA's concussion protocol, Jazz radio announcer David Locke reports With Neto likely to miss at least one or two games, Burke figures to join the starting lineup and should see an uptick in minutes. He actually played just 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pistons, as he was benched for the entire fourth quarter after missing each of his first eight field-goal attempts. No matter, Burke should join the starting lineup and push for 30-plus minutes Wednesday against the Hornets.
Burke registered 25 points (10-23 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and a steal across 37 minutes in Monday's 124-119 double-overtime loss to the Hornets. Burke wasn't particularly proficient from three-point range, but he did hit a clutch jumper from beyond the arc with 13.1 seconds left in regulation to tie the game and ultimately force overtime. The third-year guard's playing time and production has been trending upward since Alec Burks (ankle) went down with a long-term injury on Dec. 26. In his 13 games since that date, Burke is averaging 16 points, 2.4 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.7 steals across 27.8 minutes, and is shooting a respectable 44.4 percent from the field and 79.3 percent from the charity stripe.
Burke posted 17 points (7-15 FG, 3-4 FT) and a steal over 31 minutes in Thursday's 103-101 loss to the Kings. As has been customary, Burke outperformed starter Raul Neto and managed his second-best scoring total in eight January contests. He outpaced Neto by 11 minutes of playing time as well, and encouragingly for fantasy owners, put up double-digit shot attempts for the sixth time this month. While he managed to only add one steal in addition to his scoring total, Burke typically provides serviceable assist and rebound numbers relative to his playing time, making him a decent option in deeper season-long formats and a quality cost-effective option in daily leagues.
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