Trey Burke could give the New York Knicks an offensive boost.
There have been reports of the New York Knicks possibly signing guard Trey Burke from their G League team, the Westchester Knicks.
Now Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Knicks are in serious talks with Burke and his agent in regards to getting a contract done.
Sources: The New York Knicks and Trey Burke of G League Westchester are in serious talks on a deal, with the guard expected to be held out of the showcase and an agreement as soon as the weekend.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 8, 2018
If the Knicks don’t sign Burke now, other NBA teams will be free to sign him to their rosters after the upcoming showcase.
The only problem for the Knicks is that they will not need to create a spot on their roster. They would ideally like to trade someone, instead of releasing a player, since everyone now has a guaranteed contract, including point guard Jarrett Jack.
Ian Begley of ESPN says that Burke prefers to sign with the Knicks over any other NBA team. He’s been averaging 26.6 points per game on 49 percent shooting, for the Westchester Knicks.
Ideally, Burke could come in and take over as the Knicks starting shooting guard, because Courtney Lee simply isn’t consistent enough.
Comment below and give us your thoughts on Burke signing with the Knicks. How should they free up a roster spot for him? Will the Knicks win more with him? Also how much will Burke play?