Case for Trey Burke making the Dallas Mavericks regular season roster
Burke is the veteran on the Mavs roster bubble. The 28-year-old is entering his ninth NBA season and looking to make the playoffs for the fourth time. Dallas wants to contend for a championship, so rounding out the roster with veterans that can step in and play a role could be massive in the postseason.
Burke’s ability to score and create shots off the dribble is the case for keeping him in Dallas. Luka Doncic is one of the best offensive creators in the world, but the only other Mavericks that can create attempts off the bounce are Jalen Brunson and Tim Hardaway Jr.
The team’s lack of shot creation was on full display in their 2021 postseason loss to the LA Clippers, and Dallas did little to address that need in the offseason. Keeping Trey Burke gives the Mavs at least one more player that can create a bucket.
After owner Mark Cuban’s recent comments, Trey Burke looks to be the most likely player to be cut heading into the preseason finale. The Dallas Mavericks will owe him $6.8 million over the next two years, but eating that money is no issue for Cuban.