It doesn’t look like Trey Burke is a long-term answer for the New York Knicks.
I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised when the New York Knicks pulled off a trade for former Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay.
It’s interesting to me that the Knicks felt like they needed to add another point guard when they already have two young players in Trey Burke and rookie Frank Ntilikina.
The Knicks also already have veteran Jarrett Jack, so their backcourt is now flooded with players.
Marc Berman of the New York Post mentioned on Thursday that the Knicks love how Burke can score, but they don’t like the fact that his height keeps him from being able to pass the ball inside.
Burke is listed as 6-foot-1, but he’s probably closer to 6-feet or less. As good as he’s been in both the G League as well as with the Knicks this season, I think they should give him more minutes and even have him start.
New York doesn’t have anything to lose by giving Burke more minutes. They’re already not going to make the playoffs. It’s time to see what he can really do with them.
Now we can only wonder how much playing time Burke, Jack, Mudiay and Ntilikina will get going forward. I do believe that if anyone is going to lose minutes, it will be Jack.
I also think the Knicks will have both Mudiay and Ntilikina play the two spot as well as the point. The problem is that both players aren’t great shooters, so I don’t know how that’s going to work out.