Mavericks re-sign Trey Burke after Willie Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks signed guard Trey Burke on Wednesday after middle Willie Cauley-Stein determined to not rejoin the group for the deliberate resumption of the season.

Burke spent a part of the 2018-19 season with the Mavericks after coming over within the blockbuster commerce that additionally introduced Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks.

The 27-year-old Burke performed 25 video games this season with Philadelphia earlier than he was waived in February, a couple of month earlier than the NBA shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cauley-Stein, acquired in a cope with Golden State earlier than the buying and selling deadline this 12 months, opted out of taking part in due to the upcoming start of his daughter this month.

President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson stated the Mavericks selected a guard over an inside participant due to a necessity for backups behind All-Star Luka Doncic and capturing guard Tim Hardaway Jr.

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Jalen Brunson, one of many backups to Doncic, gained’t play if the season resumes due to shoulder surgical procedure.

Burke has profession averages of 10.5 factors and three.5 assists in 386 video games over seven seasons. He has performed for Utah and Washington along with the Knicks, Mavericks and 76ers.

The Mavericks are purported to resume the season July 31 towards Houston in Orlando, Florida.

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