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Trey Burke is in trade deadline limbo, and trying to ignore it

Trey Burke is in trade deadline limbo, and trying to ignore it
Published On: Thu, Jan 10
Mar 2, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) shoots against Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter at Air Canada Centre. Raptors beat Jazz 104 - 94. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

Ita€™s tempting, but backup point guard Trey Burke wona€™t do it. The Knicks are heading toward a second half of oblivion and seeking second-round picks at Februarya€™s trade deadline for players brass is unsure about keeping for next season.

The way Burke has been treated, hea€™s a clear candidate. Burke has returned to being Emmanuel Mudiaya€™s caddie at point guard, but only after Frank Ntilikina went down in the first quarter in Los Angeles on Friday with a sprained ankle.

The scoring point guard is a free agent after the season with no guarantee hea€™ll be back despite the Knicksa€™ uncertain situation at his position.

a€œYou always want to go to the playoffs,a€™a€™ Burke told The Post. a€œIta€™s something I look at as foola€™s gold. Ita€™s an illusion. You can always put yourself in a playoff-team situation. What would it be like if I was with the Lakers? Or with Golden State? You can always do that as a player. Ita€™s not reality until it happens. I try to stay away from it. I know the trade deadline is coming up. Ita€™s a big year for me. If I look at those situations, I lose focus on whata€™s ahead of me.

a€œI dona€™ta€™ think about it. Some players, they do. You think about the trade deadline, other teams, other opportunities, I lose focus on whata€™s in front of me with this organization. Everyone knows I want to be a Knick. But I know how the business works.a€

Burke, 26, sprained his right MCL on Dec. 1, missed five games and didna€™t have a big role when he came back. He also floundered wearing a knee brace and he shot 4-of-23 his first three games back from the knee injury, leading coach David Fizdale to pull him from the rotation.

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