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Trey Burke says he ‘felt a little rusty’ in Sixers debut against Nuggets

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For Trey Burke, this was nothing new. He has always been in-and-out of rotations during his time in the NBA and his situation with the Philadelphia 76ers is the same.

He had not yet played for the Sixers through the first seven games, but an injury to Ben Simmons opened the door for an opportunity for the 6-year veteran. He scored five points on 2-for-7 shooting and had three assists in 17:34 of playing time in the 100-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Burke stated after that it was good to get some playing time, but he also felt a little rusty:

Great. It felt great. It felt a little rusty, tried to get a little kinks out, trying to get a rhythm with the guys out there. But, I felt great for the most part, my wind felt good. I’m excited to get out there. Three game losing streak though. It’s tough, we have to bounce back. We have to bounce back and we will. It’s a long season, we could easy had gone undefeated, now we’re on a three-game losing streak. It’s going to show who we really are, this next week.

The locker room was in a bit of a down mood after squandering a 21-point lead in the losing effort and Burke says that’s what is on his mind the most:

Everyone is down. We got a team that we really have high expectations for ourselves. Besides expectations everyone else has for us, we’ve been playing and working every day, just losing games down the stretch like that, it’s tough. It hurts, it stings.

The Sixers will look to bounce back from the three-game skid against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday at home. With Simmons also out for that one, it offers another chance for Burke to get some playing time behind Raul Neto.

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