Knicks News: NY Signs Trey Burke to Contract After Waiving Ramon Sessions

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2018

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The New York Knicks announced Sunday they signed point guard Trey Burke. They had waived Ramon Sessions on Saturday.

Burke, who was selected ninth overall in the 2013 draft, earned a shot with the Knicks following a strong run with the team's G League affiliate.

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In 26 games with the Westchester Knicks, Burke averaged 26.6 points, 5.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals.

The University of Michigan product will join a point guard rotation that includes Jarrett Jack and rookie Frank Ntilikina as he attempts to provide the Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls with a spark off the pine.

The Knicks rank 17th in the league in bench scoring (35.0 points per game). New York also owns the lowest-scoring backcourt (39.5 points per game).

In four seasons with the Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards, Burke averaged 10.6 points per game on 39.0 percent shooting from the field and 33.7 percent three-point shooting.