Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

Former Sixers in playoffs: Trey Burke shot the lights out for Mavericks – Sixers Wire

Former Sixers in playoffs: Trey Burke shot the lights out for Mavericks  Sixers Wire

The Philadelphia 76ers have made some questionable transaction moves recently. They needed players who can create shots not only for themselves but for others as well and they let a few of those players slip through their grasp.

One of those guys is Trey Burke who the Sixers signed in the 2019 offseason, but he played sparingly and he was then released when Philadelphia acquired Alec Burks from the Golden State Warriors. Burks played well for the Sixers, but he was a mess in the playoffs shooting just 18.8% from deep, 3-for-16 to be specific.

Burke meanwhile shot a ridiculous 47.1% from deep for the Dallas Mavericks and he averaged 12.3 points while earning three starts in Dallas’ Round 1 series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Burke was able to earn the trust of Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle which is not an easy thing to do.

It’s not like the Sixers would have beaten the Boston Celtics in the playoffs, but Burke would have certainly helped to spread the floor for Joel Embiid to operate. It’s impressive that Embiid averaged 30 points in the series despite not having the necessary floor space to operate on offense.