Found October 16, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
On Tuesday afternoon, Utah Jazz rookie point guard Trey Burke has successful surgery on his right index finger.  His finger was put in a cast/splint and he’ll be re-evaluated in three weeks. According to Steve Luhm of The Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz have talked to veteran point guard Jamaal Tinsley about returning to the team to fill the void with the loss of Burke. “There has been mutual interest,” Raymond Brothers, Tinsley’s agent, told The Tribune. Said coach Tyrone Corbin: “He has some interest, we have some interest. … He’s a guy who knows our system.” With Burke out, the door could be open for Scott Machado to make an impact. Machado spent most of last season playing in the NBA Development League, but might not only make the Jazz roster, but have a significant role. “I came in fighting for life,” Machado said. “… It’s so bad something like that had to happen [to Burke]. But when the opportunity shows, I have to take advantage of it.” Trey Burke was a 2-year starter at Michigan. He averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 assists as a freshman and 18.6 points and 6.7 assists as a sophomore.  He was drafted with the 9th selection overall in the 2013 NBA draft.

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