Salt Lake City, home of the Utah Jazz, is not a major market like Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay area, where the Lakers and Warriors play. It's not a typical free-agent destination. And as we've seen recently with Gordon Hayward, it's tough to hang on to big-name players once they develop.
Former Utah guard Trey Burke twisted the knife in for Jazz fans via Twitter, explaining that no one wants to play in Utah.
Lol no I'm just afraid no one wants to play there my guy 😭😭— Trey Burke (@TreyBurke) July 9, 2017
Pressed by a fan why he felt that way, Burke seemed to take offense to the angry reaction from some fans when Hayward left town for the Boston Celtics.
They just burned there All stars jersey I mean cmon🤷🏾♂️— Trey Burke (@TreyBurke) July 10, 2017
Burke spent his first three NBA seasons in Utah, averaging 12.1 points and 4.2 assists, but never quite lived up to his billing as a top-10 pick and was traded to the Washington Wizards in 2016. A free agent, Burke can pick his next destination. It's doubtful he will be returning to Salt Lake City.