Dallas Mavericks: What the Trey Burke signing means for NBA Disney

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Dallas Mavericks signing Trey Burke: What it means for NBA Orlando

The Dallas Mavericks are preparing to enter the NBA’s bubble in Orlando next month. The Mavs arrive on July 8 for the restart. Seeding games do not start until July 30. Dallas will play eight times before the playoffs begin.

The Mavs will be back in the postseason for the first time since 2016. The playoffs feature the traditional four rounds of seven-game series plus an added play-in for the final spot in each conference.

Dallas’ roster for NBA Disney is still in flux. The Mavericks will be without Dwight Powell, Jalen Brunson, and Courtney Lee because of season-ending injuries. Dallas cannot replace those players, though. Only players that opt-out can be substituted. The Mavs have the option of waiving Lee’s expiring contract, but they do not appear likely to at this time.

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Shams Charania broke the news on June 25 that Willie Cauley-Stein is opting out of the NBA’s restart. That left a spot open on the Mavericks roster. They quickly agreed to a deal with a veteran guard.

Dallas Mavericks set to sign Trey Burke: What it means for the restart

Charania followed his first tweet with the news that Dallas plans to add Trey Burke to replace Cauley-Stein. The 27-year-old point guard played 25 games with the Mavericks last season after coming to Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Fans can look back at that deal after one year here.

He was an unrestricted free agent after the season. Burke signed with the Philadelphia 76ers but was waived in February.

The Trey Burke signing will impact the Dallas Mavericks in Orlando. Here is what it means for the NBA’s restart.

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