Trey Burke Joining Kings’ G League Affiliate

Free agent guard Trey Burke is headed to the G League, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, who says (via Twitter) that Burke is joining the Stockton Kings, Sacramento’s NBAGL affiliate. The move shows up in the NBAGL’s official transaction log.

Burke, 30, appeared in 42 games for the Mavericks last season, averaging 5.1 PPG and 1.4 APG in 10.5 minutes per contest while shooting a career-worst 31.7% on three-pointers. He was traded from Dallas to Houston in the Christian Wood trade, then flipped to Oklahoma City in an eight-player deal during training camp. The Thunder subsequently waived him, making him an unrestricted free agent.

A former ninth overall pick who has appeared in nearly 500 regular season games since making his NBA debut in 2013, Burke has some G League experience. He averaged 26.6 PPG and 5.3 APG on .489/.418/.831 shooting in 26 games (37.0 MPG) while on an assignment with the Westchester Knicks in 2017/18.

However, Burke was on an NBA contract with New York during that time, so this will be the first time he plays on a G League contract. His NBA rights won’t be held by the Kings — he’ll remain free to sign with any NBA team at any time if an offer comes along.

Burke is the second former lottery pick this week to enter the G League this week. Stanley Johnson has been acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miami’s affiliate.

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