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October 14, 2019, 1:37 pmAlec BurksSG, Golden State Warriors
Alec Burks (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Monday's preseason game.
Burks continues to remain sidelined, and he's missing a chance to solidify his role on the wings. Jordan Poole's strong preseason might have the rookie in front of Burks on the shooting guard depth chart, though Burks may still be worth a dart throw in 20-team formats.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 9, 2019, 4:26 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (hamstring) and Alec Burks (ankle) will not play on Thursday vs. the Wolves.
Looney suffered a minor tweak to his hamstring exactly a week ago while this is the first we are hearing about Burks' ankle injury. The Warriors are being extremely cautious with Looney as they are already without starting center Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) for the start of the regular season. Monitor both of them as they will have another opportunity to play in the preseason on Monday vs. the Lakers. They should be fine to start the regular season barring any setback. Expect Marquese Chriss, Omari Spellman and Eric Paschall to see a lot of minutes at center on Thursday. Burks' absence will mean more minutes for youngsters Jordan Poole and Jacob Evans.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
September 10, 2019, 4:25 pmAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Golden State Warriors
Anthony Slater of The Athletic predicts that Alfonzo McKinnie will start at small forward for the Warriors during Klay Thompson's absence next season.
Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks are the other two guys battling McKinnie for the spot. As Slater notes, the Warriors will probably be more keen to bring the better offensive guys in Burks and Robinson off the bench. The starting spot is ultimately temporary until Thompson returns.
Source: The Athletic
July 11, 2019, 6:44 pmAlec BurksSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have announced the signing of Alec Burks.
Burks heads to Golden State on a one-year deal after he backed out of a commitment with the Thunder. He'll give the Warriors some scoring off the bench and will be a major part of a second unit that looks to be more dynamic than it has been in recent years.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
July 8, 2019, 2:33 pmAlec BurksSG, Golden State Warriors
Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors, backing out of a previous commitment with the Thunder.
The Thunder gave Burks the chance to re-evaluate his commitment when they traded Paul George and positioned themselves for a rebuild. Burks will head to Golden State, where he looks to be one of the first couple of guards off the bench in the early going. He'll give the team some scoring punch but is unlikely to hold much fantasy value.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 4:38 pmAlec BurksSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Alec Burks has agreed to a deal with the Thunder, per ESPN's Royce Young.
Burks has been up and down since injuries took the wind out of what was shaping up as a promising career, but he did recapture some of his old form while playing with the Cavs last season. He fell out of the rotation after being traded to Sacramento but his presence will give OKC some scoring punch and ball-handling capabilities off the bench, which is something that team has lacked over the last few seasons.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 12:55 pmAlec BurksG, Sacramento Kings
Alec Burks saw a sharp drop in production after being traded to the Kings.
Burks was averaging 11.6 points and career-highs with 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 triples in 28.8 mpg as a member of the Cavs but only played 9.8 mpg in his 13 games with Sacramento. There was fleeting standard-league appeal early in the year but Burks' top-250 value is misleading — it all came in the first half, likely when you weren't desperate enough to add Alec Burks.
February 9, 2019, 1:11 amAlec BurksG, Sacramento Kings
Alec Burks played 15 minutes off the bench in his debut for the Kings on Friday and recorded nine points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
The worries of Burks stealing some of Bogdan Bogdanovic's time and opportunities may have been overblown. BogBog logged 34 minutes off the bench tonight and delivered 16 points (6-of-14 shooting), five rebounds, four assists, two 3s and two steals. Bogdanovic is fine. Deploy him as you would moving forward.
February 8, 2019, 3:40 pmHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes, Alec Burks and Corey Brewer are all available to play on Friday vs. the Heat.
With a load of new players in town, it’ll be very interesting how Barnes fits, and whether he will play more small forward in Iman Shumpert’s former spot or if he’ll steal some minutes from Neminja Bjelica and Marvin Bagley at the 4. It’ll also be worth watch how Alec Burks impacts Bogdan Bogdanovic.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
February 6, 2019, 8:17 pmAlec BurksG, Sacramento Kings
Alec Burks has been traded to the Kings in a three-team deal that sends Marquese Chriss, Brandon Knight and a protected 2019 first-round pick (from HOU) to the Cavs, while the Kings land Iman Shumpert
Burks may or may not start for the Kings once he arrives so, Bogdan Bogdanovic's path to upside does not have clear skies on the horizon. Burks will take a value hit given his reduced role on a youth-oriented team with more talent rostered than the Cavs.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
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