Is Trey Burke proving that he’s not a bust after being drafted in the top-10 a few years ago?
It looks like the New York Knicks may have found their starting point guard in Trey Burke. He’s done nothing but played great basketball all season. Whether it was in the G League or now with the Knicks.
For some reason, the Knicks and head coach Jeff Hornacek were reluctant to have Burke start over Emmanuel Mudiay, who they traded for earlier in the season, but they finally gave in a couple of games ago. It has certainly paid off and Burke is proving that he belongs and that he’s New York’s top point guard.
While the Knicks fell to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night in overtime, Burke did his best to carry them as he put up 42 points to go along with 12 assists.
The good news for the Knicks is that Burke is signed through next season. If he keeps this up, they would be foolish to not give him a long-term deal.
Reminder: Trey Burke is non-guaranteed for next year at $1.8 million. The deal has certain escalator dates for next year. If Burke is on the roster at those dates, portions of the 2018-19 contract become guaranteed.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 27, 2018
The best move that New York made this year was giving Trey Burke a $1.8M non-guaranteed contract (with trigger dates for a small protection) for 2018-19.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) March 27, 2018
The only way Burke shouldn’t be starting for the Knicks next season is if New York ends up selecting a point guard in the first round of this year’s draft. Even then, you could argue that he should have a shot at being the starter when next season kicks off.
Jarrett Jack won’t be around and Burke has been outplaying both Mudiay and rookie Frank Ntilikina. It’s a no-brainer.
Comment below. Should Burke be the Knicks start heading into next season?