Trey Burke is the New York Knicks best point guard and it’s not even close.
New York Knicks’ point guard Trey Burke has looked very impressive over the past two games. He put up a double-double on Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets as he put down 18 points to go along with 11 assists off the bench. He played almost 29 minutes and showed head coach Jeff Hornacek that he has a lot to offer as an offensive weapon.
Then on Friday night, Burke was at it again as he dropped 18 points, along with three assists in 17 minutes of action. He was on fire in the fourth quarter and helped the Knicks blow out the Suns.
Burke has been explosive off the ball and gives the Knicks some much-needed energy on offense that Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina don’t have.
Jack helped the Knicks recover from an early 0-3 hole at the start of the season, but Hornacek may want to think about giving him less minutes and allow Burke to play more.
When it comes to Ntilikina, he’s only 19 years-old and could use some time in the G League. He doesn’t have to make a big impact this season, especially with Burke looking so good.
Burke has also been the most consistent point guard on the Knicks. I know he hasn’t played a lot since being signed from the G League, but he clearly knows how to score and dish the ball to his teammates.
Burke’s contract isn’t guaranteed this season, but if the Knicks keep him for the 2018-19 season, it will become guaranteed. They may need to see what he can do as a starter before the season is over.
Right now with Burke outplaying both Ntilikina and Jack, he could soon end up in the starting line-up ahead both players.
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