It was announced previously that former Michigan guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. had a chance to be reunited with the New York Knicks in the NBA.
Now, that idea seems to be coming complete.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, Burke is in “serious talks” on signing an NBA deal with the Knicks as soon as this weekend.
Sources: The New York Knicks and Trey Burke of G League Westchester are in serious talks on a deal, with the guard expected to be held out of the showcase and an agreement as soon as the weekend.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 8, 2018
This past offseason, the Knicks signed Hardaway to a $71 million deal. Burke soon after signed a deal with the Knicks’ G League affiliate Westchester where he has excelled.
The 2013 Naismith Player of the Year is currently second among all full-time players in the G League averaging 26.6 points per game to go with 5.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting 48.9 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from 3-point distance.
In his last go around in the NBA, things didn’t go in a positive direction for Burke. The Columbus, Ohio native had career-low numbers in every major category and was out of the Washington Wizards rotation by the end of the season.
In the offseason he elected to start fresh with with Knicks organization instead of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The former No. 8 overall draft pick will join a group of former Wolverines playing in the Big Apple. Nik Stauskas and Caris Levert were also recently reunited with the Brooklyn Nets.
Stauskas is now averaging 7.3 points per game through 11 contests with the Nets after barely seeing playing time with the Philadelphia 76ers in 23 games. Levert, meanwhile, is putting together his first full NBA season by averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
Hardaway has been putting together career-high numbers this season in scoring, averaging 17.8 points per game, but was then injured on Nov. 29 in a win against the Heat.