Trey Burke will continue to get chances to prove himself with the New York Knicks.
With the emergence of Trey Burke and the fact that Jarret Jack and Frank Ntilikina have been declining recently, New York Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek has a good problem.
Hornacek needs to figure out how much to play each guy going forward. With two straight games in which he’s scored 18 points, it sounds like Burke will continue to get playing time as long as he keeps producing.
“It’s kind of that game-to-game situation,” Hornacek said, via Al Iannazzone of Newsday (h/t Knicks Daily). “They all lend something different. It’s not like we can say, ‘Well, one guy is not doing this or not doing that.’ We know what they’re capable of doing. Jarrett does a great job at times running our team and keeping us controlled. Frank has had good moments offensively when he’s hit big threes for us late in games. We like his defense. And Trey, we like his ability to get in the lane and create some havoc that way. So it’s tough sometimes, but maybe it settles at some point. Trey just got here what, a week and a half ago? We’re still trying to work on it.”
With Burke showing why he was a lottery pick a few years ago, the Knicks would be smart to continue to increase his minutes. They may even want to add him to the starting line-up if he continues to put in the performances he did against the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns.
Burke gives the Knicks something that they don’t have, an explosive scoring point guard who can make plays. Right now, he’s their best point guard and could end up as a starter in another week or so.
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