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Alec Burks | Guard

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 211
College: Colorado
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Alec Burks scored eight points on 3-of-13 from the field with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.
While this wasn't a good game at all, he played 12 minutes at point guard tonight with Trey Burke (back) not being able to play in the second half. Burks probably won't be getting into the starting lineup any time soon, but he should be able to clear 30 minutes with added responsibility. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Nov 26 - 2:32 AM

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Alec Burks scored eight points on 2-of-9 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Thunder, adding three assists, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes.

The Jazz were completely outplayed by the Thunder tonight and the game was basically over by halftime, but Burks had his fair share of struggles as well. His efficiency has trailed off lately because he is shooting just 32.8 percent from the field over his last five games, but he should be able to break out of his slump soon. Burks is still playing the best basketball of his career and was returning mid-round value just a couple of weeks ago, so look for him to bounce back against the Clippers on Wednesday.
Nov 24 - 1:16 AM

Alec Burks put up 15 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with five boards, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover during Friday's loss to the Mavericks.

Burks also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, making this your prototypical Burks-line. He's currently hitting career-highs in points (15.9), three-pointers (1.2) and steals (1.0) to go with a career-high usage rate of 25.6. His minutes have been trending up during the month of November, and he looks ready for a full bounce-back year after spending a majority of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines.
Nov 21 - 2:29 AM

Alec Burks scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

He played 12 minutes at point guard tonight as the Jazz used some extra size against the Raptors. Burks has been outstanding in his last five, averaging 18.0 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 treys in 29.0 minutes per game. That's good for fifth-round value in that span, so he should be owned in all leagues.
Nov 19 - 12:31 AM

Alec Burks put up 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and only one turnover in 28 minutes on Sunday.

He hit 7-of-13 shots and quickly erased memories of Friday's 2-of-13 flop. Burks would be starting for plenty of teams and he's coming on strong, ensuring that he should be owned in all leagues.
Nov 15 - 8:43 PM

Alec Burks made 2-of-13 from the field for 11 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

Yeah, this one stings for his fantasy owners. For what it's worth, Burks has been trash on the second half of back-to-backs in his career. Before tonight, he made 36.0 percent from the field this season in those games and just 32.5 percent last year. He'll bounce back and should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 13 - 9:23 PM

Alec Burks and Trey Lyles will start in place of Rodney Hood (foot) and Rudy Gobert (ankle).

Burks has been on a roll, coming off a 24-point game on Thursday night. He's run the offense when he's out there and he's really starting to attack the defense. Burks should be in all lineups tonight.
Nov 13 - 6:32 PM

Alec Burks carried the Jazz at times during a loss to the Heat on Thursday, scoring 24 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He was awesome and he's become the primary ball-handler on the team. On the season, he's made 46.3 percent from the field with averages of 16.6 points, 3.8 boards, 2.5 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 treys. Burks is back to getting to the rim, taking 40 percent of his shots from that range and making 55.3 percent of them to go with lights-out 3-point shooting. He should be owned in standard leagues with his arrow pointing up.
Nov 12 - 10:24 PM

Alec Burks came off the bench to hit 7-of-13 shots, 4-of-5 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for a season-high 24 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Tuesday's loss.

Burks had just nine and 12 points in his previous two games, but scored 21 before that. He's coming off the bench, but is getting starter's minutes and playing a lot of point guard. He should be owned in most leagues since he's getting close to 30 minutes a night.
Nov 10 - 10:18 PM

Alec Burks scored nine points on 2-of-6 shooting with four assists, three boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

Burks continues to get some reps at point guard (he saw eight minutes there tonight and 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday), so that is certainly a good sign for his value. Starting point guard Raul Neto played just 12 minutes and has been pretty disappointing, so don't be surprised if Burks' minutes start to trend up moving forward. He needs to be owned in all standard leagues.
Nov 8 - 1:30 AM

Alec Burks started the second half for Rodney Hood, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

The line doesn't jump off the page here, but his role is what's important. Burks played 15 minutes at point guard tonight and the Jazz were clearly at their best when he was running the offense -- you could say he played over 20 minutes at point guard because Trey Burke played off the ball. Burks should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 6 - 1:38 AM

Alec Burks scored a team-high 21 points against the Blazers on Wednesday with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and no turnovers in 32 minutes.

He's now played 15 minutes at point guard this season, which may start to go up as Raul Neto loses some ground. Burks does not have his shot working at all on the year, making just 35.7 percent of his jumpers this season. In other words, the best is yet to come and he should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 5 - 2:16 AM

Alec Burks scored 15 points off the bench on Friday against the Sixers, hitting 6-of-8 shots (including a three) with seven rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

Burks will have a bunch of these lines this season. If he could hit more threes and do better in the defensive stat department, his upside would be a whole lot higher. Still, he's a solid late-round asset who is talented enough to make forward gains if he ever got more usage and minutes.
Oct 30 - 9:41 PM

Alec Burks came off Utah's bench on Wednesday, but he logged 26 minutes to finish with 18 points, six rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers.

Burks made 6-of-14 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs, and he was on the court down the stretch along with Rodney Hood, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. Owners disappointed by Burks' bench role should stick with him for a while before rashly cutting him loose.
Oct 28 - 11:43 PM

Alec Burks will come off the bench against the Pistons on Wednesday.

He and Trey Burke will be playing off each other quite a bit. Burks should still be able to get minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s tonight and he's capable of scoring in the high teens. If you drafted him late, this isn't necessarily bad news.
Oct 28 - 6:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Raul Neto
2Trey Burke
3Dante Exum
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
4Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Elijah Millsap
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Trey Lyles
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Tibor Pleiss