The Philadelphia 76ers have signed G Trey Burke, the team announced today. According to reports, it’s a one-year deal.
Last season, In 58 games with the Knicks and Mavericks, Burke, 26, averaged 10.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 19.4 minutes per game.
“Trey’s experience as a ball handler matched with his scoring ability makes him a good fit for our roster,” Brand said. “We’re excited to welcome him to the 76ers and look forward to the positive impact he can have on our team.”
The former University of Michigan star, had a few breakout performances in his career, which included a career-high 42 points and 12 assists against the Hornets in March of 2018.
Burke was originally drafted by Minnesota with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft before his draft rights were traded to Utah. Following his debut season, Burke was selected to the 2013-14 All-Rookie First Team.
With the move, Burke, Raul Neto, and Shake Milton will probably be competing for the backup point guard spot. It’s a solid acquisition for the 76ers. You get a young guy in Burke who has shown flashes in his career. Also, if Burke can play well for the 76ers, he could possibly put himself in position to get a bigger deal with 76ers or elsewhere, the following season.
While fans loved T.J. McConnell, who signed with the Pacers this offseason, the additions of Burke and Neto should be an upgrade for the 76ers at the point guard spot.
Some believe that Burke resembles former 76ers great Allen Iverson. Hopefully, for 76ers fans, Burke’s game resembles Iverson next season.