The Wolverine

March 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  MICHIGAN IN THE PROS • Max Pacioretty (2007‑08), LW, Montreal Canadiens: Has notched 20 goals and 19 assists in 57 games played … Stood minus‑12 with 216 shots on goal for 27‑26‑4 Montreal. • Greg Pateryn (2009‑12), D, Mon‑ treal Canadiens: Has played in 13 games, but had yet to notch a point … Stood minus‑5 with nine shots on goal for the 27‑26‑4 Canadiens. • Kevin Porter (2005‑08), C, Pitts‑ burgh Penguins: Has played in 34 games and notched three assists … Stood minus‑1 with 28 shots on goal for 28‑19‑8 Pittsburgh. • Jacob Trouba (2013), D, Winni‑ peg Jets: Has played in 55 games and notched four goals and eight assists … Stood minus‑1 with 90 shots on goal for 25‑27‑3 Winnipeg. TREY BURKE FINDS HIS NICHE COMING OFF THE BENCH Former Michigan All‑American point guard Trey Burke is no longer starting in Utah, having lost the job to rookie Raul Neto, but it's turned out to be a good situation for the third‑ year pro. Burke told The Deseret News it wasn't easy to swallow initially, but he's accepted it and thrived in his new role. "At first, yeah," Burke said when asked if there was some disappoint‑ ment with that decision to use him off the bench, "because you always want to start,. "I had worked so hard. I accepted it as soon as [head coach Quin Snyder] told me, because I knew I still would play. I wanted to be a guy who came in and really had a spark to me, but it was an adjustment. It was something I had to get used to." At the All‑Star break, Burke was the sixth‑highest bench scorer in the NBA with 579 points (11.8 per game). He was also averaging 2.6 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game while shooting a career‑best 42.3 percent from the floor as of Feb. 15. "It points to that role being a good one for him," Snyder said. "He's flourished in it." FORMER WOLVERINES ON NBA ROSTERS Through Feb. 15 • Trey Burke (Played at U‑M from 2011‑13), PG, Utah Jazz: Averaging 11.8 points, 2.6 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 49 games played for the 26‑26 Jazz. • Jamal Crawford (1999‑2000), SG, Los Angeles Clippers: Averaging 13.5 points, 2.2 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 53 games played for the 35‑18 Clippers. • Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010‑13), SG, At‑ lanta Hawks: Averaging 4.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24 games played for the 31‑24 Hawks. • Mitch McGary (2012‑14), PF, Okla‑ homa City Thunder: Has played in 15 games, having also spent time with the NBDL Oklahoma City Blue … Averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 15.0 min‑ utes per game for 40‑14 Oklahoma City. • Nik Stauskas (2012‑14), SG, Phila‑ delphia 76ers: Averaging 7.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 47 games played for the 8‑45 76ers. • Glenn Robinson III (2012‑14), SF, Indiana Pacers: Averaging 3.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 38 games for 28‑25 Indiana. ❏

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