The Lakers have been linked to another free agent.
Los Angeles is “in the mix” to sign point guard Trey Burke, according to a report from the New York Post, which cites an unidentified league source.
Trey Burke, who has a place in SoCal, has long hinted about the possibility of Lakers’ interest when he was a Knick. No surprise Lakers are in mix for Burke this July, per source.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 4, 2019
The 26-year-old began last season with the Knicks before he was sent to the Mavericks in late January as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Burke averaged 10.9 points and 2.7 assists while shooting 35.2% from 3-point range in 58 total games in 2018-19.
“It’s encouraging, I know what I can bring to this team and I know what type of player I am once given opportunity,” Burke told Mavs Moneyball in April. “That’s my job. To continue to stay ready and when my number is called, go out there and be aggressive. Play the style of basketball I’ve played my entire life.”
Burke was originally selected by the Jazz out of Michigan with the No. 9 pick in the 2013 draft. He played three years in Utah before he spent one season with the Wizards and joined the Knicks in 2017-18.
The Lakers, meanwhile, acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans last month in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks. They’re also pursuing Kawhi Leonard and will have multiple roster spots to fill regardless of whether they land him.
Los Angeles has reportedly inked Troy Daniels and Jared Dudley to deals over the last week.