Dallas Mavericks re-sign Trey Burke to a three-year deal
The Dallas Mavericks had a fantastic draft night that improved their roster tremendously. They added three rookies that fill needs plus traded for veteran Josh Richardson. The Mavs improved their defense and added toughness on draft night, but they are not done.
The Mavericks entered free agency with the mid-level exception to use and two roster spots to fill. Coach Rick Carlisle hinted at a possible trade too. The Mavs want to jump into title contention next season and adding another key role player could put them over the hump.
Dallas brought back Trey Burke after his incredible performance during the restart. Here is a look at the news and what role he plays next season.
Dallas Mavericks bring back Trey Burke: What is his role next season?
Tim MacMahon had the news for fans on Friday evening.
The Mavs signed the veteran guard for more than the minimum, but this deal looks like it could be a steal of the organization. The 28-year-old’s deal ate into the Mavs mid-level exception, according to Bobby Marks.
Burke was outstanding in Orlando. He is a score-first guard that showed off defensive improvements during the restart. His energy and effort coupled with stellar numbers earned him the starting nod after Kristaps Porzingis was injured in the playoffs.
Burke should be the backup two guard next season. The Mavs will use him next to Jalen Brunson in the backcourt. Burke will effectively be the team’s sixth man and top scorer off the bench. His ability to handle the ball and knock down shots will see him earn minutes next to Luka Doncic too. Burke gives Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle another trusted option in the backcourt.
The Dallas Mavericks are not done improving their roster this offseason, so stay tuned for all the latest analysis on their transactions.