Burke recorded 27 points (10-13 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and one steal across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 110-102 loss to the Heat.
With both John Wall and Bradley Beal resting, Burke saw a plethora of minutes in the season finale and made a statement with them, leading the team in points. Although he's unlikely to get much time going into the playoffs, Burke proved he can be efficient off the bench if he's given the opportunity to get run in the postseason.
Burke was initially ruled out for Friday's game against the Bulls while he recovered from the flu, but he made enough progress leading up to game time for the team to clear him to play. Despite being available Friday, as well as Saturday against the Hornets, Burke didn't see the floor in either contest, which has been a regular occurrence in March since the team signed Brandon Jennings. Burke looks to be fourth on the depth chart at point guard behind John Wall, Jennings and Tomas Satoransky, so he'll likely find himself outside of the rotation for the remaining three weeks of the regular season.
Burke is dealing with a case of the flu and has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Bulls, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Burke has been cast out of the rotation since the Wizards signed Brandon Jennings on March 1, so his absence Friday won't affect how coach Scott Brooks distributes the minutes among his backcourt players. The former first-round pick will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career this offseason and seems unlikely to be retained by the Wizards after averaging a meager 4.8 points and 1.7 assists in 12.3 minutes per game over 54 appearances on the campaign.
Burke missed the front end of the Wizards' home-and-home series with the Raptors on Wednesday while tending to the personal matter, and though he was back with the team for the rematch, he dropped out of the rotation with coach Scott Brooks deploying new pickup Brandon Jennings as the primary backup to starting point guard John Wall. It looks like Burke may now need one or two of Wall, Jennings, Bradley Beal, Kelly Oubre and Tomas Satoransky to suffer an injury before he begins seeing regular minutes off the bench again.
Burke was dropped from the rotation in Tuesday's win over the Warriors, with Tomas Satoransky absorbing all of the limited minutes available behind starting point guard John Wall. The Wizards are poised to sign Brandon Jennings after he clears waivers later Wednesday, and it's conceivable that Burke could end up losing his roster spot in order to facilitate the move. Even if Burke remains on the roster and rejoins the team for Friday's rematch with the Raptors at home, his path to regular playing time off the bench is now blocked with Wall, Jennings and Satoransky all seemingly ahead of him on the depth chart.
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