Burke compiled 14 points (6-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 assists, two steals and one rebound across 29 minutes in Saturday's 124-119 preseason loss to the Kings.
John Wall was restricted to 22 minutes Saturday, allowing Burke to recover the remaining time available at point guard. It was by far Burke's best game of the preseason, as the 14 points tied his best effort for the exhibition schedule, while his 10 dimes were three more than he'd totaled in the first three games combined. Burke's role will take a big hit once the regular season begins, but he should hold down a consistent rotation role with the Wizards' second unit.
Burke (ankle) recorded 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 FT), three rebounds and one assist across 19 minutes in Thursday's 100-79 preseason loss to the 76ers.
Burke, who missed Monday's loss to the Knicks with the injury, transitioned to a bench role in his return with John Wall cleared to take over as the starting point guard. The move to the second unit didn't hinder Burke in this contest, but he'll have a tougher time of reaching double figures in the scoring column during the regular season. Wall figures to play around 35 minutes per game, which will leave scant playing time left over for Burke to deliver production.
Burke has been bothered by a sore ankle of late, and it kept him out of action in Monday's preseason game against the Knicks. The
Burke has dealt with a sore ankle recently and was limited during Sunday's practice, making it unsurprising he'll get the night off Monday for additional rest and recovery. John Wall (knee) is making his preseason debut and is expected to start at point guard, but will be on a minutes restriction, potentially giving extra minutes to Tomas Satoransky at the point.
Burke was able to do some shooting at practice, which seems to indicate the injury, which he picked up during Thursday's preseason game against the 76ers, isn't all that serious. He'll likely be re-evaluated following Monday's morning shootaround before the
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