New York Knicks sign former Michigan Wolverines star Trey Burke

A Trey Burke Tim Hardaway backcourt got Michigan all the way to the national championship game in 2013

A Trey Burke Tim Hardaway backcourt got Michigan all the way to the national championship game in 2013

The New York Knicks have a surplus of point guards on the current roster.

The Knicks' final preseason game is on Friday against the Wizards. Baker and Ntilikina are viewed as locks to make the roster, whereas Jack and Sessions appear to be competing to make the 15-man cut.

Burke has signed with the New York Knicks, reuniting him with Tim Hardaway Jr.

Hardaway signed a four-year, $71 million contract with NY in the offseason. With the 24-year-old still on the market in mid-October, the front office has pulled the trigger on the signing.

What has Burke done during his National Basketball Association career? Burke finished third in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting in 2013-14 but fell out of the starting lineup in 2015-16 and was traded to the Wizards in the 2016 offseason.

Following a disappointing tenure in Washington, Burke is looking for career redemption in the incomparable NY market.

Burke, a teammate of Tim Hardaway Jr.'s at MI, averaged 10.6 points and 3.6 assists in 267 career games for Utah and Washington from 2013 to 2017. NY will be forced to waive or trade a guaranteed contract in order to add Burke to the preliminary roster, according to ESPN Insider Bobby Marks.

The end result could either be a main roster spot or a two-way contract.

After averaging 12.1 points and 4.2 assists in 28.2 minutes per game in Utah, Burke put up just 5.0 points and 1.8 assists in 12.3 minutes per night.

Burke is a 39 percent career field goal shooter, but one that saw his efficiency improve in limited minutes with the Washington Wizards a year ago, after spending his first three seasons with the Utah Jazz.

In New York, Burke will find himself in a battle for playing time given the team's depth at point guard.

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