Trey Burke will sign a three year contract with the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent, per Marc Stein.
The Mavericks have signed Trey Burke to a three-year deal in the $10 million range, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 21, 2020
Mavericks’ fans are familiar with Trey Burke following his stint with Dallas after the trade for Kristaps Porzingis, as well as his time with the Mavericks in Orlando during the 2019-20 playoffs.
In just eight regular season games with Dallas last season, he averaged 12 points, 3.8 assists, and 1.9 rebounds while shooting 43% from three. During the playoffs he proved invaluable, putting up similar counting stats and connecting on 47% of his looks from beyond the arc.
The three year, $10 million deal is reportedly part of the Mid-Level Exception:
Although Trey Burke finished the season in a Dallas uniform, he did not establish bird rights because he was signed as a substitute player. Dallas will use a portion of their $9.3M midlevel on him.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 21, 2020
The signing of Burke presents a logjam at the guard position for the moment, with Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright, Jalen Brunson, and now Tyrell Terry all under contract (or in the case of Terry, eventually under contract).
Burke played well in both runs with the Mavericks, showing a strong knack for scoring in the wide open system. He played a key role in the huge game four win against the Clippers during last season’s playoffs, pouring in 25 points on 10-of-14 from the field.
The signing adds depth and retains a player who has an established track record of success in Dallas. It is also another indicator that the Mavericks have a plan in place for success in the 2020-21 season.