An ex-Knick has found a new home, and he didn’t have to go very far.
Point guard Trey Burke signed with the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year, veteran minimum deal, according to The Athletic.
Burke, 26, averaged 11.8 points and 2.8 assists in 33 games with the Knicks last year before he was sent to the Dallas Mavericks as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade. After a promising 2017 season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.7 assists per game on 50 percent shooting, Burke hoped to compete for the starting point guard position, but quickly fell behind Emmanuel Mudiay.
The 6-foot-1 Burke is a 34 percent 3-point shooter throughout his career, but displayed a notable shot-creating ability during his limited time in New York. The Knicks gave Burke another NBA chance in 2017 after the former lottery pick had disappointing stretches with the Jazz and Wizards.
With the signing, the 76ers have reached the maximum of 15 players under contract for next season. Burke, the former Michigan star, will look to compete with Raul Neto for backup point guard responsibilities. It will be Burke’s fifth team since entering the league in 2013.