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    The Knicks didn’t want lightning-quick Westchester Knicks point guard Trey Burke to head to Wednesday’s G-League Showcase, a four-day event in Mississauga, Ontario, where all of the league’s talent will be on display.

    They didn’t want Burke to have a chance to show what the Knicks already know: He’s ready for an NBA roster.

    Burke, the G-League Player of the Month for December, is working on a deal to join the Knicks, who will have to make room on their 15-man roster, according to an NBA source.

    The Knicks are expected to waive point guard Ramon Sessions, who lost his starting job after the season’s third game, if they can’t find a trade for the veteran. Yahoo first reported the Burke negotiations.

    Burke attended the final week of Knicks training camp, but didn’t have enough time to get into a game. Jarrett Jack became the starter, with top-pick Frank Ntilikina as a trusty backup. But the Knicks are looking for another penetrating point guard, and Sessions didn’t excel when he had an opportunity.


    Burke, a former Jazz lottery pick, is only 25. With Westchester he is averaging 26.6 points, 5.4 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals, but scouts say his defense isn’t up to snuff. At 6-foot-1, he’s also a small point guard — which could give the Knicks matchup problems.

    Burke was a teammate of Tim Hardaway Jr. at Michigan, and they are friends. Burke averaged 10.6 points and 3.6 assists in 267 career games for Utah and Washington from 2013 to 2017. He was the ninth pick of the 2013 draft and an NBA all-rookie selection. Last season, Burke played in 57 games for the Wizards.

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek was impressed during training camp with how Burke picked up the schemes right away, but, at the time, the Knicks were committed to Sessions, Jack and Ntilikina.

    “He’s a guy who can penetrate and create things that way,” Hornacek said in October. “He can set up the offense and break guys down. He’s a good shooter when he gets a good look. And he’s been around the league. He can play.”

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    Knicks will probably sign him for the rest of the season outright instead of 10 days. If he's straight out replacing Sessions he ain't seeing the floor much, lets see if Horn goes with him instead of Jack to play faster.

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    This is the move to make. Burke needs to get minutes. Our guard rotation currently is Jack, Lee, Ntilkina, and Baker until THJ is healthy again, assuming that ever happens. At the very least, Burke should get some minutes ahead of Baker with the 2nd unit. Nothing against Baker, he plays his guts out, but Burke’s potential upside is much greater.

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    Totally forgot Burke and THJ played together in college. If THJ ever gets healthy, I hope Hornacek gives them a chance to play together. Might be weeks to months before he gets the chance the rate things are going though.

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    They sent Dotson down to replace Burke... so he can get some burn in this upcoming tourney....

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    Knicks waive Sessions to sign Burke.


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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Knicks waive Sessions to sign Burke.

    Step in the right direction. Now Burke needs to get real minutes and a real chance to earn a rotation spot. Burke could be the best overall guard on our roster by the end of the season.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Knicks waive Sessions to sign Burke.


    This says Burke replaces Sessions but in all honesty Knits minutes will be getting ate into. This is who he'll replace in the rotation once he's used

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    Originally Posted by htr10
    Step in the right direction. Now Burke needs to get real minutes and a real chance to earn a rotation spot. Burke could be the best overall guard on our roster by the end of the season.
    Horn is not the biggest fan of Burke despite what the Post article says, judging by what he said about him at the end of camp, that we know what Trey can do and his recent comments when asked about his signing that it was a front office decision and he was going to coach the guys that were on the roster now. We shall see if he gets any more minutes than Sessions. I'd like to see Burke as the starter and Nits as the backup, so best case is Trey works himself into the starting lineup. Jack is not part of the future and Nits needs minutes to develop.
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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Horn is not a fan of Burke judging by what he said about him at the end of camp, that we know what Trey can do and his recent comments when asked about his signing that it was a front office decision and he was going to coach the guys that were on the roster now. We shall see if he gets any more minutes than Sessions. I'd like to see Burke as the starter and Nits as the backup, so best case is Trey works himself into the starting lineup. Jack is not part of the future and Nits needs minutes to develop.
    Well, Hornacek is getting just phenomenal play out of our current PGs, so gee, definitely lots of reasons to not give Burke a shot.

    ...fire Hornacek.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Horn is not the biggest fan of Burke despite what the Post article says, judging by what he said about him at the end of camp, that we know what Trey can do and his recent comments when asked about his signing that it was a front office decision and he was going to coach the guys that were on the roster now. We shall see if he gets any more minutes than Sessions. I'd like to see Burke as the starter and Nits as the backup, so best case is Trey works himself into the starting lineup. Jack is not part of the future and Nits needs minutes to develop.
    Hornacek will do whatever it takes to win games. He probably doesn't like the addition of a player of Burke's caliber because he complicates his job. I can see either he goes with Burke as a backup point or reverts back to Baker in somewhat of defiance to the move.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Knicks will probably sign him for the rest of the season outright instead of 10 days. If he's straight out replacing Sessions he ain't seeing the floor much, lets see if Horn goes with him instead of Jack to play faster.
    Looks like they signed Burke to a contract for the remainder of the season. Low risk move without affecting the future of the Knicks

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    Burke should start, and let him sink or swim. Keep Frank as a 18 minute backup.... of course, so this after trade deadline... try to get something for Jack.

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    Originally Posted by Broadway
    Hornacek will do whatever it takes to win games. He probably doesn't like the addition of a player of Burke's caliber because he complicates his job. I can see either he goes with Burke as a backup point or reverts back to Baker in somewhat of defiance to the move.
    Hornacek has did NOTHING to win on the road .. Hornacek did NOTHING to create a team-defensive plan .. Horn did nothing to develope the Knicks young core players.

    I'm watching to see if Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg 5 rotation guards has a better winning season than Hornacek's tandem guards Jack n Lee?
    Hopefully Hornacek will be gone before next season.

    Lee n Tim Hardaway Jr should never be in the same lineup together .. they both are custom to playing lead SG.

    Will Burke become a part of Hornacek's DNP Bench along with playerrs Session / Dotson / WHG / Hicks / Noah ???

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    Lol.... can’t play the kids bc they aren’t ready. Have to go with vets. We lose anyway, but why should that stop Horn? Lol.

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