Trey Burke Double-Double for the Knicks last night

Submitted by WindyCityWolverine on January 26th, 2018 at 11:18 AM

Best game for Trey in the NBA for quite some time. 18 points, 11 assists with 0 turnovers. 

Glad to see that the work he put in during his stint in G league is starting to pay off. 

BTW, THJ is still on the inactive list recovering from the leg injury.

https://nypost.com/2018/01/26/trey-burke-has-his-biggest-night-yet/

Comments

SAMgO

January 26th, 2018 at 11:29 AM ^

Looks like he's sporting a block M tattoo on his right arm as well. 

So glad him and Tim are playing together again; that 2012-13 season has truly been the bright spot of Michigan athletics for the last decade.

JamieH

January 26th, 2018 at 11:31 AM ^

I think NY is a ton better situation than his last stop.  He's got finishers to pass to and a dominant big man to open up space for him to operate. 

TheFranchOfDressing

January 26th, 2018 at 11:54 AM ^

he was much better than j. jack and frank n. great D, court vision, and had a buzzer beater at the end of the 3rd.

knicks starters stunk up the joint, and porzingas was in foul trouble, picking up his 5th, with 6 minutes left in the 3rd. Nuggs were on fire the first half. Fire.

Burke may have a future, with a Chauncey billups feel. remember, he bounced around for 5 years playing very mediocre, and then it clicked for him.

JamieH

January 26th, 2018 at 12:10 PM ^

For some guys it is so much about finding the right system and the right guys to play with. A place where they let you play to your strengths and don't try to force you to be something you aren't.

Billups was also a "scoring point guard". That can be a tricky transition to the NBA, because scoring can be tough when everyone is so much better. And then when you focus on that, your ability to involve everyone else goes to pot.

Hopefully the G-League got Trey's confidence in himself back up, and now he can attack without thinking about things too much. He was actually trending up in Washington before they signed Jennings and benched him. His shooting % was much improved, though he was only getting limited minutes.

Mp1228

January 26th, 2018 at 12:32 PM ^

Lifelong knicks fan here, watch almost every game on league pass. He played quite well, I think at worst he can be a good backup PG for a long time. He could even get some starts in this season, as our other 2 best point guards are jarret jack (playing surprisingly not terrible, but too old to count on night to night) and Frankie smokes (TON of potential, has looked great at times, but he’s still a 19 year old rookie). Trey looked good running the PnR, which is huge, as no other guards on the roster are any good at it. Hope he keeps it up.

BrownJuggernaut

January 26th, 2018 at 1:38 PM ^

I did not know Jarrett Jack was still in the league until this season when the Celtics played the Knicks earlier this year. I wouldn't be surprised if Trey took his job if he continues to play well. However, I do think that team overall needs to play more defense. They (Trey included) were torn apart by the Nuggets and a million back door cuts.

Zoltanrules

January 26th, 2018 at 7:59 PM ^

He came in mop up duty and looked as good as he could in that time hitting all his shots. He looked small versus the NBA players but has quickness and a nice shot. I screamed "Go Blue" a few times and got a smile.

Hardaway, Jr has done a nice job recently and got some good cheers from the crowd as his dad was quite the Warrior. He had a tough night when Durant was covering him, but then again who doesn't?