Trey Burke
Trey Burke could be of more help to NBA teams in need of a point guard heading into the postseason wars. Trey Burke #23 of the New York Knicks looks to pass the ball during the first half of the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Getty Images/Brian Munoz

Trey Burke may not be a big name when it comes NBA guards today, but he can be of good use joining the right NBA team. Signed by the Knicks in 2018, he is one of the low-profile point guards who could shine with teams who are in need of players to fill in roster spots.

Trey Burke signed a two-year deal with the Knicks after a stint in the G-League. The second season is partially guaranteed. New York head coach David Fizdale did try him out as a starter, but the stint only lasted five games, the Daily Knicks reported.

The short-lived starting role is likely tied up to the youth movement the Knicks are currently implementing, with Fizdale giving younger players more playing time as part of their rebuilding process. Aside from 26-year-old Burke, other players who are likely to be traded before the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline include Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee.

Among the teams who could use someone like Burke are the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors do have a packed guard rotation, but head coach Steve Kerr will want to have additional guards in case.

The only downside is that Burke may not exactly get the playing time with the defending NBA champions. However, it does give him the chance to win an NBA ring since the Warriors are the favorites to win it all again with their stacked lineup.

If playing time is more important for Burke, he may be better off being with the Los Angeles Lakers. The point guard position has been a big issue for the purple and gold, made worse with injuries of Lonzo Ball and Rajon Rondo. Head coach Luke Walton tried out Josh Hart, but even the 23-year-old finds himself struggling with tendinitis, CBS Sports reported.

Other teams who could use Burke include the Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns or even the Washington Wizards. The ninth overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft could help out the Brooklyn backcourt in scoring, although the longevity of his stint is suspect.

The same holds true for the Suns and the Wizards. Both are in need of a guard to fill in the point. Phoenix needs someone to help Devin Booker, while Washington could use someone to fill in for John Wall who has been ruled out for the 2018-19 NBA season.