Dallas Mavericks: Trey Burke has best game as a Mav vs. Thunder

Dallas Mavericks Trey Burke Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Trey Burke Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke dropped 25 points in the team’s 106-103 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 31.

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Trey Burke from the New York Knicks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade on Jan. 31. Burke has struggled to find his footing in Dallas. The 26-year-old has five DNP’s since joining the Mavs 23 games ago.

Burke is slowly turning it on, though. Before the March 31 contest, he had played in seven straight games. His minutes were up to 17.6 per game. Burke is scoring well and hitting his 3-pointers during that stretch.

Best game as a Mav

The Mavericks traveled to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Sunday. The team was without Luka Doncic because of a thigh injury. That opened up more playing time for Trey Burke, and he did not disappoint.

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Burke played 31 minutes (his season-high since joining the Mavs was 27). He produced 25 points, two rebounds, and eight assists. Burke’s shot was falling in OKC. He hit ten of 18 from the field and four of his eight 3-point attempts.

Burke even drilled a deep buzzer beater to end the third quarter. Fans can enjoy the shot here courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter.

Trey Burke had his best game as a member of the Dallas Mavericks on March 31.

The 26-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He should have a role coming off the bench for some NBA team next season. Burke will likely have to decide between fewer minutes on a contender or more minutes on a rebuilding squad.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke showed off his shooting abilities against the Thunder on March 31. That allowed him to have his best game since the trade brought him to Dallas.

Burke can get buckets. That was his sixth game of the season with 20-plus points. He does not score efficiently, though. Burke is a career 40.6 percent shooter from the field and 34.0 percent on his 3-pointers.

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Will the Dallas Mavericks bring him back next season? That appears unlikely. They will want to give the point guard minutes to Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, and J.J. Barea, but stay tuned to see where Burke lands.