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Burke to make NBA debut in New Orleans

November 21, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin says rookie guard Trey Burke is making his NBA debut Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Burke, drafted ninth overall out of Michigan by Minnesota and traded to Utah, has been trying to work his way back from surgery on his right index finger.

Corbin says Burke’s playing time is likely to be limited. Corbin says he doesn’t want to overwhelm the rookie in his first game and adds that he is not yet in NBA game shape.

Corbin says fourth-year forward Jeremy Evans also is playing his first game of the season after missing Utah’s first 12 games with a right rotator cuff strain.

Utah announced earlier that forward Marvin Williams is missing the game to have surgery on his broken nose.

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