Trey Burke Reportedly Backs Out on Contract with Thunder

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC -  FEBRUARY 10: Trey Burke #33 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Indiana Pacers on February 10, 2017 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Oklahoma City Thunder were reportedly working to finalize a contract with free-agent point guard Trey Burke on Saturday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. However, Charania later reported Burke has decided not to join the team.

The news comes hours after ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Thunder had agreed to trade Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick to the New York Knicks in exchange for Carmelo Anthony. 

The ninth pick in the 2013 draft, Burke spent the first three years of his career with the Utah Jazz

And while Burke averaged a respectable 12.1 points per game between 2013 and 2016, he shot a paltry 38.4 percent from the field, including 32.9 percent from three. 

Burke's stock took a serious hit as a result of those inefficient figures, and the Jazz subsequently dealt him to the Washington Wizards in advance of the 2016-17 campaign. 

During his lone year in the nation's capital, Burke averaged 5.0 points and 1.8 assists per game on a career-high 45.5 percent shooting from the field. He also drilled an encouraging 44.3 percent of his 70 three-point attempts. 

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