Pistons hope to end 9-game skid in Utah
MAR 14, 10:30a ET | KEVIN CHROUST
Rotowire: Jan 17 / 10:47a ET
News: Burks (shoulder) has a rough timetable for return set right before the start of training camp in the fall, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Burks had season-ending surgery in late December on a shoulder injury that plagued him throughout his professional and college career at Colorado. Before the surgery, he noted that he was unable to finish at the rim with his left hand and at times couldn't even raise his arm above his shoulder. It's still unclear on when he'll be able to pick up basketball activities, but the thought of him having full range of motion in his shoulder for the first time in his professional career makes him an enticing player when he eventually returns to full health, which may not occur until after the 2015-16 season begins.