Alec Burks (born July 20, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Utah Jazz as the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, but made his first pro start in his third year with the team. Burks primarily plays the shooting guard position.
Burks with the Jazz in October 2018
|No. 8 – Golden State Warriors|
|Born||July 20, 1991|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school||Grandview (Grandview, Missouri)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|2017||→Salt Lake City Stars|
|2019–present||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
He played for the Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team during his college years, and was most notably the school's first-ever Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2010. As a sophomore, Burks was statistically the eighteenth-best scorer in the Division I. With Colorado, he missed only a single college game. Burks also gained national attention following his nomination to the Big-12 First Team in second season with the Buffaloes. He entered the 2011 NBA draft shortly after his sophomore year, projected to be a first-round draft pick despite playing just two seasons at Colorado.
High school careerEdit
Burks attended Grandview High School, where in 2009 he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Missouri. As a senior, he averaged 23.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He was also named the Kansas City Star and Metro Sports Player of the Year during his senior year.
Prior to his senior year of high school, Burks signed with Colorado during the November 2008 signing period.
In his sophomore year, he was named in the All-Big 12 first team.
In April 2011, Burks decided to forgo his two remaining eligible college years to enter the NBA draft.
Utah Jazz (2011–2018)Edit
Burks was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. On December 9, 2011, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Jazz. On October 25, 2012, the Jazz exercised their third-year team option on Burks' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2013–14 season. On October 29, 2013, the Jazz exercised their fourth-year team option on Burks' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season.
On December 27, 2015, Burks was ruled out for six weeks with an ankle fracture. Two days later, he elected to undergo surgery on his fractured left fibula. On April 8, 2016, he returned to action after missing 50 games with the injury. In 13 minutes off the bench, he scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in a 102–99 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
On November 1, 2016, Burks was ruled out indefinitely after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to debride his left ankle. On January 9, 2017, he spent a day with Utah's D-League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars. He was reassigned to Salt Lake City on January 11, and then recalled the next day after appearing in a game for the Stars. On January 21, 2017, he came off the bench for the Jazz and scored a season-high 13 points in a season-high 18 minutes in a 109–100 win over the Indiana Pacers. Seven days later, he set a new season high with 15 points in a 102–95 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
On November 30, 2017, Burks scored a season-high 28 points off the bench in a 126–107 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. On December 4, 2017, he scored 27 points in a 116–69 win over the Washington Wizards for his third straight game with 20 or more—his best string since three straight 20-point games in February 2014.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2018–2019)Edit
On November 29, 2018, Burks was traded, along with two future second-round picks, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Kyle Korver. On January 13, 2019, he had 17 points and 13 rebounds in a 101–95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Sacramento Kings (2019)Edit
Golden State Warriors (2019–present)Edit
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Burks is the son of Steve and Dina Burks. He also has an older brother, Steve Jr.
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- "Alec Burks Recruiting Profile". 247Sports.com. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
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- "Jazz Signs 2011 Lottery Picks". NBA.com. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- "Jazz Exercises Team Options on Four Players". NBA.com. October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
- "Jazz Exercises Team Options on Burks and Kanter". NBA.com. October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
- Payne, Matt (January 14, 2014). "Notebook: Jazz 118, Nuggets 103". NBA.com. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- Lea, Bill (October 31, 2014). "Jazz Sign Alec Burks to Multi-Year Contract Extension". NBA.com. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- Windhorst, Brian (November 1, 2014). "Alec Burks gets 4-year extension". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
- Lea, Bill (December 30, 2014). "Alec Burks Injury Update – December 30, 2014". NBA.com. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- Wojnarowski, Adrian (December 27, 2015). "Sources: Jazz's Alec Burks sidelined at least six weeks". Yahoo.com. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
- Wojnarowski, Adrian (December 29, 2015). "Sources: Jazz's Alec Burks to have surgery on fractured fibula". Yahoo.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- Coon, John (April 9, 2016). "Crawford scores 30, including winner to lead Clippers". NBA.com. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
- "Alec Burks Injury Update". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- "Jazz Assign Alec Burks, Danté Exum and Raul Neto to Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- "Jazz Recall Alec Burks, Danté Exum and Raul Neto from Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- "Jazz Assign Alec Burks and Raul Neto to Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
- "Jazz Recall Alec Burks and Raul Neto from Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
- "Hill scores 30 vs. former team as Jazz beat Pacers 109-100". ESPN.com. January 21, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
- "Randolph, Gasol shine in Grizzlies' 102-95 win over Jazz". ESPN.com. January 28, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
- "Jazz overwhelm Clippers in fourth to win 126-107". ESPN.com. November 30, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
- "Burks scores 27, Jazz run away from Wizards 116-69". ESPN.com. December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
- "Cavaliers Acquire Alec Burks and Two Future Second Round Picks from Utah". NBA.com. November 29, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
- "Cavs stun Lakers 101-95 to end 12-game losing streak". ESPN.com. January 13, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
- "Cavs Acquire Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss Plus Picks in Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- "Warriors Sign Free Agent Guard Alec Burks". NBA.com. July 11, 2019.