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January 14, 2019, 12:05 amAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks put up 17 points with 13 rebounds as the Cavs snapped their 12-game losing streak against the Lakers on Sunday.
The entire Cavs starting five was fantastic in this game and Burks continued his solid play as of late. He has been putting up top-60 value over the past two weeks and has fit in well with the Cavs since getting traded to them. Collin Sexton and Rodney Hood had similar lines as both had three rebounds, three assists and one steal, but Sexton had 17 points and Hood had 18 points. The Cavs are in tank mode, so it is a good sign for them that they need everyone to play this well to beat a LeBron-less Lakers team.
January 11, 2019, 11:40 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks was one of the few bright spots for the Cavs in their 113-141 loss to the blazing Rockets on Friday, recording a solid line featuring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, four dimes, a trey, a steal and two blocks.
Alec Burks has fit this young and injury-plagued Cavs team like a glove since joining them, recording enough juice in fantasy to be worth owning in 14-team leagues or deeper.
January 9, 2019, 2:12 amAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks scored 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, one steal and one block over 30 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers.
Burks has potential to pop off every once in a while but his stat set is deficient and he's not consistent enough to be a standard league asset.
December 29, 2018, 10:58 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals over 40 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Hawks.
Burks hasn't been good even in a big-minute role for the Cavs, bringing back just top-200 returns despite 28.8 mpg. Unless you can account for the deficiencies, feel free to look elsewhere.
December 28, 2018, 10:29 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks posted 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes of action on Friday.
Burks also went 6-of-10 from the floor. He started with Rodney Hood out tonight and is worth a look if you need a short-term boost with a lean towards scoring, though the last time he got a string of starts he flamed out pretty good at the end. When Hood returns it'll make this a tough situation to peg on any given night but for now Burks is at least the easy choice. Jordan Clarkson continued to do his thing with 18 points, five rebounds, four assists and three triples off the bench.
December 14, 2018, 10:21 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood scored 19 points and added three 3s, three boards, three assists and nothing else in Friday’s home loss to the Bucks.
Hood has been stable if not impressive and still looks like the guy to own over Alec Burks who had 12 points and nine boards. Burks has the more well-rounded game but has been shooting under 35 percent over the last two weeks. Both are less than ideal players for use in standard leagues.
December 8, 2018, 10:22 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks started at shooting guard on Saturday night and was able to deliver 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes of action.
Burks had a more impressive game on Friday but this will still get the job done, especially considering he shot 5-for-11. You can consider him a worthwhile pickup in 12-team leagues, and although we saw him top out as a late-round guy even in big minutes earlier in his career, we might see him get added usage on the woeful Cavs, who may also be trying to showcase him for a trade.
December 8, 2018, 5:59 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks will be starting in place of Rodney Hood (foot) on Saturday against the Wizards.
Burks went nuclear in 38 minutes Friday night after Hood left early. He's got a great shot to lead the Cavs in points and minutes. There have been rumors Burks could be on the move again, so if the Cavs use this time to showcase him, fantasy owners won't be mad about it. Jordan Clarkson should be a solid play without Hood as suddenly the Cavs are thin on the wing.
Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter
December 7, 2018, 10:31 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks took full advantage of Rodney Hood (foot) leaving Friday's game early, playing 38 minutes and going 8-for-14 from the floor en route to 22 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.
If Hood were to miss time it certainly looks like Burks would move into the starting five, and he'd be a candidate to lead the Cavs in both minutes and shots for as long as he held the job. There's late-round potential here so Burks is a nice pickup in all competitive formats and a viable flier in leagues of any depth. You might want to wait until we get an update on Hood but not everyone is going to have that luxury.
December 7, 2018, 9:11 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood left Friday’s contest against the Kings with a right foot injury and will not return.
Hood just can’t stay healthy and was having a pretty decent run until tonight. If he has to miss any games, Jordan Clarkson and Alec Burks looked prime to take advantage. Hood finished Friday’s game with four points and an assist in 15 minutes.
Source: Joe Gabriele on Twitter
December 2, 2018, 4:17 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks, who is on an expiring contract, is "widely expected" to be traded again this season, per Joe Vardon of The Athletic.
Burks came over in the Kyle Korver trade and it's not surprising to see this information pop out. The Cavs can see what they've got in Burks and flip him for futures if anyone will bite. His acquisition was a low-risk gamble that has minimal downside. His skillset is fairly redundant with Jordan Clarkson also in Cleveland, and his departure — if it comes to that, and it'll depend on the return — would open up the backcourt a bit. Collin Sexton didn't play at all in Saturday's fourth quarter. For now the Cavs are a fantasy mess and it's tough to trust anyone outside of Tristan Thompson in 12-team leagues.
Source: The Athletic
November 30, 2018, 9:32 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks, who was recently traded to the Cavs for Kyle Korver, was productive in his debut on Friday with 14 points, six rebounds, four dimes and two steals in 24 minutes off the bench.
Burks is worth a look in deep leagues as he's expected to back up both backcourt positions. He will be good for some points, assists, steals and occasional threes.
November 30, 2018, 10:29 amAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks (trade) will be available to make his Cavs debut Friday night versus the Celtics.
Burks was involved in package that sent Kyle Korver back to Utah. He is likely to see a decent amount of minutes in his debut given the Cavs' depleted rotation, but he would have to overstep Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and and Colin Sexton to be looked at in standard leagues. Leave him on waivers for now.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
November 28, 2018, 6:30 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
The Jazz will send Alec Burks and two second-round picks to the Cavs in exchange for Kyle Korver.
That's a nice piece of business for Cleveland, while Utah gets a more consistent sharpshooter to help bolster their bench. It's tough to project a ton of fantasy value for Burks until we see how he's used with his new team. Rodney Hood hasn't impressed in his run with the starters so Burks could very well get that chance. His ceiling is certainly higher with this trade but for now he's only a speculative pickup in deep leagues. It could change considering his scoring potential, but you can probably wait to see some early returns unless you want to be very proactive here.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter