Pistons release list of players who "visited" this week .. It includes Trey Burke, Michael Carter-Williams and C.J. McCollum
I’m going to guess Trey Burke did not work out for them. Pistons weren’t given interview with Burke in Chicago. This was expected.
Obviously, the Pistons would have preferred to work out Burke so they’d have more info on him, but I can see why he didn’t want to take that chance.
If he’s available at No. 8, he’s almost certainly the best player available, and from his standpoint, there’s little reason to chance a bad workout dropping his stock. Many see Burke and Michael Carter-Williams as near equals – for the record, I disagree with that assessment – but if Burke falls to the Pistons, Carter-Williams seems to be the most likely player not in the consensus top tier who will help push Burke down. So, proving himself better than Carter-Williams in the Pistons’ eyes might be irrelevant to Burke.
It’s a calculated risk on Burke’s part, but hopefully the Pistons learned more about Burke while meeting with him.
If Burke perceives his stock is falling, there’s still time to work out with the Pistons before the draft.
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