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The New York Knicks will be without the services of point guard Trey Burke for awhile, as the team says that he suffered a mild MCL sprain in his right knee against the Milwaukee Bucks back on Dec. 1.
Burke will be re-evaluated over the weekend. The team says he’s already started his rehab process to try and get back on the court.
Thus far this season in 21 games Burke is averaging 12.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He was inked by New York to a multi-year deal in 2018, and this season he’s making $1.8 million.
The 26-year-old started his career in the NBA with the Utah Jazz back in 2013, and then was traded to the Washington Wizards in 2016. He then signed a contract with the Knicks in 2017, only to get waived just a few days after inking the deal.
This has been his best NBA season to date, as he’s a part of the regular rotation with the Knicks and has proven his worth prior to the injury.
Without Burke in the lineup, the team may turn to former first-round pick Frank Ntilikina to fill the void. He’s not appeared in the last two games for the Knicks, who sit at 8-17 on the season and 11th place in the Eastern Conference.