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Alec Burks - PG/SG/SF, 6'6, 214
Utah Jazz - Drafted 12th overall in 2011
       Date of birth: 07/20/1991
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 12th pick, 2011
     Out of: Colorado
  NBA Experience: 6 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
2011 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 12th overall by Utah.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed four year, $9,367,716 rookie scale contract with Utah. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.
26th October, 2012 NBA Utah exercised 2013/14 team option.
29th October, 2013 NBA Utah exercised 2014/15 team option
31st October, 2014 NBA Signed a four year, $41 million extension with Utah.
9th January, 2017 D-League Assigned by Utah to Salt Lake City Stars of the D-League.
10th January, 2017 D-League Recalled by Utah from Salt Lake City Stars of the D-League.
11th January, 2017 D-League Assigned by Utah to Salt Lake City Stars of the D-League.
12th January, 2017 D-League Recalled by Utah from Salt Lake City Stars of the D-League.
When: Where:
2009 - 2011 Colorado (NCAA)
June 2011 - present Utah Jazz (NBA)
From blog:


   2011 NBA Draft Diary
2011-06-25

Pick 12: Minutes after the first shooting guard goes, Stern emerges from his portal to the underworld to announce the second has gone straight after him. Utah drafts Alec Burks of Colorado, who instantly becomes their best shooting guard. During his interview with Mark Jones, Burks licks his lips a lot.

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   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Shooting Guards
2011-06-23

Alec Burks - Burks has played his way up the draft board throughout the course of the season, to the point where he is now near the very top. He may be the best in yet another weakened shooting guard draft class - where did all the good shooting guards go? - and is a wanted prospect because of his combination of aggression and skill.

Burks is a big if somewhat thin guard, a slender 6'6 with a 6'10 wing span, who, save for a lack of a three point stroke, boasts a pretty strong all-around game. He's a 20ppg scorer and interested rebounder, an aggressive and tireless slasher who runs the court well, and barrels his way to the basket in the halfcourt to take the contact and finish, moreso than anyone else listed below. He also hits floaters and some mid-range twos, although given the inefficiency of these shots, this is not necessarily to his credit. At this point in his curve, Burks is not a particularly good defender, but he has the size and the effort to become one. And importantly, as of the time of the draft, he will still only be 19. Long way to go.

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   2013 Summer League rosters, Orlando Summer Pro League - Utah
2013-07-08

Alec Burks

Burks stagnated a bit as a sophomore, although the signs of improved range are positive. The arrival of Burke should facilitate his offense from now on and improve his efficiency, and the apparent commitment to the youth movement means he shouldn't lack for opportunity from here on out. You can't commit to a youth movement if you're DNP-CDing your lottery picks.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Alec Burks
PG/SG/SF, 6’6, 214lbs, 25 years old, 6 years of experience

Burks had a third consecutive season riddled with injury, having played only 100 regular season games over the last three. This alone makes him unreliable, and his place in the rotation has been filled, meaning that during the times he is available, Burks has to fit in around an established rotation. His flexibility is beneficial here – Burks’s quality handle in a body type able to play both shooting guard and small forward makes him quite pliable in that regard. But the injuries seem to have taken away the finishing ability at the rim, and the defence, and (this year at least) the spot-up shooting. The prime, healthy Burks was a utility guy who could get his own off the dribble, handle if you needed, spot-up adequately, defend multiple positions, and bail out bad possessions with some great drives and finishes. He needs to get back to that.

Player Plan: Two years and circa. $22.4 million remaining, without options. For a healthy and productive Alec Burks, that’s a good price, but we need to see a healthy and productive Alec Burks again first. The rotation at the positions he plays has gotten very full, and while his contract outlasts Johnson’s, he is not going to redeem his value if he cannot stay healthy and/or get regular minutes. A movable contract that might need moving, barring a big comeback.

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