Trey Burke could end up looking for another team
Point guard Trey Burke was a great story for the New York Knicks last season after signing a contract with the Westchester Knicks of the G League and proving that he belongs in the NBA after being promoted to the Knicks’ roster.
Burke averaged just shy of 13 points and five assists per game and boosted his numbers to almost 19 and eight as a start last season, according to Knicks Film School.
But this season Burke has been losing minutes with Emmanuel Mudiay now back after missing time due to an injury. It doesn’t help that he’s been averaging less than 10 points and four assists per game.
What’s really interesting is that the Knicks had rookie Allonzo Trier start at point guard against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night and had Frank Ntilikina start at the two spot.
This shows that Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale is comfortable with Trier at the point.
With rookie Kevin Knox now back from ankle injury, I’ve been wondering who will lose minutes and it looks like Burke could be the odd man out.
This also leaves me wondering who the Knicks will move on from in order to make a roster spot for both Trier and Mitchell Robinson, because both players are on two-way contracts and at some point, New York will have to release a couple of players from their main roster in order to make room for them.
If Mudiay continues to play the way he did against the Bulls, I don’t believe Burke will be on the roster much longer.
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