Dallas Mavericks officially sign Trey Burke for NBA Disney
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks officially sign veteran guard Trey Burke for NBA Disney
The Dallas Mavericks had a roster spot open for the NBA’s restart after Willie Cauley-Stein opted out of playing in Orlando. They moved quickly to agree to a deal with veteran guard Trey Burke.
The 27-year-old played for the Mavs during the 2018-2019 season. He came over from the New York Knicks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Burke averaged 9.7 points and 2.6 assists in 17.4 minutes per over 25 games in Dallas last season. Fans can read more about the crucial deal for the Mavericks here.
He became a free agent after the season. Burke signed with the Philadelphia 76ers but was waived in February.
The Mavericks had to wait to make the deal official because he is signing as a replacement player. That deadline passed on Wednesday.
Dallas Mavericks officially sign veteran guard Trey Burke: Impact in Orlando?
Burke will officially play for Dallas during the NBA’s restart. He is going to wear number 32. Burke was 23 last season, but Josh Reaves currently wears it for Dallas. GM Donnie Nelson had this to say about the Burke signing.
Burke replacing Cauley-Stein means the Mavs plan on going small in Orlando. Coach Carlisle confirmed it on July 1. Expect to see plenty of three guard lineups.
Burke will be competing with J.J. Barea and Delon Wright for minutes off the bench during NBA Disney. The three give coach Carlisle options. Wright plays excellent perimeter defense. Barea and Burke provide plenty of offense. Carlisle will try to exploit matchups in the Orlando.
The battle between Barea and Burke will be something to watch during training camp 2.0. That will not officially kick off until July 10 in Orlando. Expect both men to be important to the Mavs making a deep run during the restart. Each can come in and change a game. Hopefully, Mavericks fans get to witness it during NBA Disney.