Dallas Mavericks: Trey Burke returns to his roots to inspire others

Dallas Mavericks Trey Burke (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Trey Burke (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke goes back to his high school to inspire others

The Dallas Mavericks signed Trey Burke as a replacement player just before departing for the Orlando bubble, but few expected him to provide the impact that he did. Burke averaged 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field during the Mavs playoff series. He played so well coach Rick Carlisle started him in the final three games.

For as good as he looked during the restart, it is wild to think he was just sitting there in free agency. Burke started the 2018-2019 season with the Knicks before coming to the Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. He played well down the stretch but was a free agent after the season. Burke decided to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers where things just did not work out. He was waived in February.

The Mavericks will be looking to bring him back this offseason, but Burke is again an unrestricted free agent. The 27-year-old could choose to sign elsewhere. Fans can read more about his decision here.

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Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke heads back to his high school to inspire others

Burke is back in Columbus, Ohio visiting his former high school. He put up a few pictures on Instagram with an important message. Check it out below.


Burke is an underdog story. He was barely in the top 100 rankings coming out of high school only to help lead the University of Michigan to the national championship game in 2013. Burke was the ninth overall pick but has bounced around the NBA. Hopefully, he has found a home in Dallas.

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