Mavericks agree to deal with former Sixers guard Trey Burke: report

Noah Levick
NBC Sports Philadelphia

Updated: 2:01 p.m.

Over four months after being waived by the Sixers, Trey Burke has reportedly agreed to a deal with a new NBA team for the rest of the season.

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to sign Burke, who was let go in February to help the team make roster space for Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania

He played 25 games with the Sixers, averaging 5.9 points and 2.1 assists per contest. Brett Brown vacillated between giving backup point guard minutes to Burke and to Raul Neto. The Sixers ultimately preferred a combination of Burks, Josh Richardson and Neto as backup ball handler options.

Burke's greatest strengths are his proficiency in the pick-and-roll and as an isolation shot creator. The acquisition of Burks, however, appears to have made those skills redundant from the Sixers' perspective. The 6-foot Burke has also consistently been a below-average defender, which would've been a concern for the Sixers in the playoffs.

In Philadelphia, Burke seemed to be well-liked by all parties. His teammates and coaches respected his commitment to preparation and offensive skills, while fans enjoyed the occasional moments when he looked like his idol Allen Iverson

Dallas was searching for guard depth after season-ending injuries to Courtney Lee and Villanova product Jalen Brunson. Also, Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein will be sitting out the remainder of the season, per Charania, with his partner expecting a child in July. This will be Burke's second stint with the Mavs after a 25-game stretch at the end of last season. 

The transaction window will close Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., while teams are tentatively set to begin traveling to Disney World on July 7. 

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