Sixers Sign Veteran Point Guard Trey Burke
With the minimal cap space remaining for the Philadelphia 76ers this summer, a need was still there for another point guard.
The Sixers crossed that off the list on Thursday evening afternoon, with the signing of veteran Trey Burke.
After seven NBA seasons with the Jazz, Wizards, Knicks and Mavericks, Burke comes to Philly where he will try and compete with Raul Neto and Shake Milton for minutes behind Ben Simmons.
The one-year deal for Burke is reportedly for $1.8 million.
Burke, 26, has been very solid player, averaging around 10.9 points per game and 3.6 assists in 23.6 minutes per game, shooting 34% from three-point range.
Last season he scored 10.9 points in just 19.4 minutes per game, and you can expect him to play similar minutes with the Sixers this season.
In 2013, Burke was the ninth overall pick, after playing his collegiate ball for Michigan.
Think of Burke as more of a score first point guard, with a shoot-first mindset, something that is a bit different from what the Sixers had in T.J. McConnell, who signed with the Pacers this offseason.