October 11, 2017 – The New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has signed guard Trey Burke. pic.twitter.com/diEn0iWBOZ— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 11, 2017
The soon-to-be-25-year-old Burke has been a massive bust since being drafted out of the University of Michigan with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2013 draft. He played 57 games with the Wizards last season, shooting a career-high 45.5% in 703 total minutes. He was all but unplayable for Washington down the stretch, however, so much so that they had to sign ex-Knick Brandon Jennings.
It should be noted that the highlight of Burke’s NBA career—by far!—came against the Knicks.
Oh, but he was Tim Hardaway Jr.’s college teammate!
Trey Burke ➡️ Tim Hardaway Jr pic.twitter.com/vayTqlI57C— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) October 11, 2017
The Knicks still have a full roster of 15 guaranteed deals, but they do have one remaining two-way contract. Also, they can carry an extra player for the first 12 games of the season while Joakim Noah serves his suspension.
Burke could be in competition with fellow point guard Jarrett Jack, who is also on a non-guaranteed deal.
Also important: The Knicks now have the inside track on getting Burke on their G-League team.
Update: Trey Burke doesn't seem like a strong candidate to make the Knicks' regular season roster. Knicks will now have his D League rights.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 11, 2017
Honestly, I’d still rather have the recently-released Jamel Artis. Alas.