Knicks in serious talks for a deal with Trey Burke
The New York Knicks are aggressively enticing G League star Trey Burke to join the team. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, it’s possible that the two parties are going to settle on a deal this weekend.
Sources: The New York Knicks and Trey Burke of G League Westchester are in serious talks on a deal, with the guard expected to be held out of the showcase and an agreement as soon as the weekend.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 8, 2018
Burke is even expected to be out of the G League this week to make time for the reported discussions with the Knicks. As of now, the 25-year-old point guard is an affiliate player of New York.
The ninth pick in the 2013 NBA Draft has been splendid in the G League. Burke holds averages of 26.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. He has been shooting the ball at an impressive rate as well, with a 48.8 percent, 41.8 percent, and 83.1 percent accuracy from the field, long distance, and charity stripe, respectively.
However, Burke will have his work cut out for him if he joins the Knicks. Jarrett Jack just got rewarded with a guaranteed contract and Frank Ntilikina remains as the team’s point guard of the future.
Interestingly, the Knicks already enlisted Burke’s services during training camp, but he was among the final cuts from the team days prior to the regular season. Still, this is a golden opportunity for the former Michigan Wolverine as New York is a team that is in the dark and searching for an identity.
Burke entered the NBA with plenty of promise as a combo guard. However, he never managed to break out despite having every opportunity during his three-year stint with the Utah Jazz from 2013 to 2016.