Burke had scored between 10 and 16 points while averaging 20.8 minutes per game over the past four contests, but he dropped out of the rotation entirely after Frank Ntilikina (ankle) was cleared to return to action. Given that Ntilkina, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is viewed as more of a long-term asset, it's hard to imagine the rebuilding Knicks will have much motivation to hand a veteran on an expiring deal like Burke meaningful minutes when the backcourt is relatively healthy.
Burke turned in 16 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), a rebound, an assist and a steal across 19 minutes in Friday's 119-112 win over the Lakers.
Burke has had trouble getting back on the court after returning from a knee injury, but his recent string of DNPs is more a product of coach David Fitzdale's preference, as the variance of his rotations has been incredibly volatile this season. This situation makes trusting any guard a risk-reward fantasy play for the Knicks, although it seems that Emmanuel Mudiay is now entrenched with the first unit, limiting Burke's overall value
Burke played 13 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Pacers after missing the previous six games.
Burke returned from a sprained knee and hit just one of his seven field goal attempts, though he did add four rebounds, three assists and a steal. For now, Emmanuel Mudiay appears to have a hold on the starting point guard job, though the Knicks' rotation has been as unpredictable as any in the league, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Burke works his way back into the lineup at some point in the near future.
Burke (knee) will be available for Sunday's game against the Pacers, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.
As expected, Burke will be back in action after a six-game absence due to a sprained right knee. Emmanuel Mudiay has performed admirably while taking on a larger role in Burke's absence, but with those two and Frank Ntilikina all healthy and active again, all three will likely be fighting for minutes at point guard going forward, which could put a cap on all of their fantasy values.
Burke (knee) is probable for Sunday's matchup against the Pacers, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.
Burke has a strong chance of returning from his six-game absence Sunday, which has been the result of a sprained right knee. Assuming he's cleared to play, we may learn more following morning shootaround regarding his potential role during his first game back. While he's been out, Emmanuel Mudiay has stepped in, averaging 29.5 fantasy points in games Burke has missed. The two may battle for minutes moving forward.
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