Knicks Sign Trey Burke

JANUARY 14, 12:04pm: The signing is official, the Knicks announced on Twitter.

JANUARY 13, 10:38am: The Knicks are expected to sign point guard Trey Burke from the team’s G League affiliate Westchester Knicks, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. The signing will not be official until tomorrow, tweets Marc Berman of the New York Post. New York will request waivers on veteran guard Ramon Sessions to make room for the former ninth overall pick from the 2013 NBA Draft.

Burke, 25, has played exceptionally well for Westchester, averaging 26.6 PPG and 5.3 APG while shooting 49% from the field in 37 minutes per game. The former lottery pick, who spent his first three seasons with the Jazz and last season with the Wizards, has not lived up to the hype thus far. In those four seasons, Burke has averaged 10.6 PPG, 3.6 APG, and 2.1 RPG.

It’s unclear how Burke fits in with the current Knicks roster as Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina have soaked up most of the minutes at point guard. The signing reunites Burke with his former Michigan teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., Begley notes.

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6 thoughts on “Knicks Sign Trey Burke

  1. Connorsoxfan

    10/3/2 isn’t a terrible stat line as a backup guard, I’m surprised he couldn’t get an offer during the offseason.

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    • Decent numbers….. , it’s the other parts of his game that need help.

      Play making skills, defense lacks with his size, and ability to get his shot off against bigger NBA players at his position.

      Not quite quick enough for a point guard, he’s more a shooting guard with those types of skills.

      Works great in the minor leagues but the NBA is a different story.

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    • So, at 5-10 or 11, he can’t be a shooting guard in the NBA obviously. And you can’t just snap your fingers and a guy suddenly has point guard skills.

      We’ll see how he does… I know he’s trying real hard.

      I still think he’s got shooting guard mentality. If he was 6 -3 he could be a spark off the bench, but he’s not.

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  2. Thronson5

    I’d like to swerve Lakers bring back Sessions as a backup PG now that he’s cleared waivers. For the Knicks I think this move makes sense for the Knicks but I also think Sessions can help another team.

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