Assist by Trey Burke in the first quarter
- April 4, 2019
- 12:02 AM
Trey Burke is a seven-year veteran who holds career averages of 10.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 23.0 minutes per game in 394 games (129 starts) with Utah, Washington, New York, Dallas and Philadelphia. He is in his second stint with the Mavericks.
Burke (6-1, 175) was originally selected by Minnesota with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, before having his draft rights traded to Utah in exchange for the draft rights to the 14th overall pick Shabazz Muhammad and 21st overall selection Gorgui Dieng. As a first-year player in 2013-14, he averaged 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 32.3 minutes in 70 games (68 starts) for the Jazz en route to earning All-Rookie First Team honors.
Burke saw action in 25 games (one start) for the Mavericks in 2018-19 after being acquired by the team in the seven-player trade that brought Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee to Dallas on Jan. 31, 2019. He re-joined the franchise as a substitute player on July 1, 2020, and appeared in all eight of the team’s seeding games all six of the club’s playoff games in 2019-20.
The Columbus, Ohio, native was named the National College Player of the Year, a Consensus First Team All-American and the Bob Cousy Award winner as a sophomore at Michigan while helping the Wolverines reach the 2013 national championship game. Burke teamed with Hardaway Jr. for both of his seasons in Ann Arbor.