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Alec Burks | Guard | #10

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 211
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (12) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Alec Burks (knee and ankle surgeries) is still not practicing with the team.
Burks is out indefinitely and not much of a fantasy consideration given all of Utah's depth. It's not yet clear when he may be able to return to the court. Oct 22 - 3:14 PM

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Alec Burks (knee and ankle surgeries) "went hard" during an after practice agility work session on Sunday, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Burks still hasn't been able to practice with the team, or take any contact, so his status for opening night is very much in jeopardy. Utah has a ton of depth at the guard positions this year, so it's going to be tough for Burks to make a difference in fantasy hoops.
Oct 16 - 3:16 PM

Alec Burks (knee and ankle surgeries) is without a timetable to return.

Burks hasn't been cleared for contact, and it's extremely troubling that his rehabilitation is taking so long given his recent injury history. "There's no way for us to predict day-by-day when he will return," Snyder said. "He's making progress and he's doing everything he can to get back. But he's not at the point where he can return, yet." Given the revamped Jazz roster, there is no reason to recommend targeting Burks in fantasy leagues.
Oct 8 - 4:40 PM

Quin Snyder said that Alec Burks (knee surgery, ankle surgery) is making "good progress" in his recovery, and he anticipates him being cleared for contact by the start of the regular season.

"From what I'm told and what I see, there's good progress, especially in the last week or so," said Snyder of Burks. "I think it gets to a point where we're going to see it go quicker... that would be my hope." Snyder went on to say that the Jazz are focusing on "the next 12 years over the next 12 months," with regards to how they handle Burks' rehab, and that Burks has been participating in everything except for the contact portions of practice. However, the injury concerns partnered with the arrival of Joe Johnson make Burks an undesirable target in most settings.
Source: KSL
Sep 28 - 11:57 AM

Alec Burks (knee surgery, ankle surgery) has still not been cleared for contact.

Burks has been going through everything other than the contact portions of practice, but the fact that he's still not been fully cleared to play despite being three months removed from the arthroscopic procedure is concerning. Burks has had some serious issues with his surgically repaired left ankle, and he only managed to make it through 58 games over the past two years, so he's not going to be worth drafting in standard leagues. For what it's worth, Quin Snyder said he's hopeful Burks will be cleared for opening night.
Sep 27 - 4:08 PM

Alec Burks said he is expecting to shoot more this season.

"I’m still going to be fearless," Burks said. "I’m still going to the same things I do." Burks set a career high 25.9 usage rate last year in his 31 games, but his efficiency has dropped in each of his last two seasons. With all the depth on the Jazz, it's hard to target Burks in most formats.
Sep 26 - 6:08 PM

Alec Burks (knee, ankle) is expected to be healthy for training camp.

He had arthroscopic surgery to clean out debris in his left knee and ankle in early June, but it was said to be a minor procedure. Burks has had some tough luck with injuries in his career, and the addition of George Hill and return of Dante Exum (knee) from injury means that his minutes could take a hit next season.
Jun 26 - 11:18 AM

Alec Burks underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to clean out debris in his left knee and ankle on Tuesday.

This is the same ankle that Burks underwent surgery on this past season, and while he is expected to make a full recovery well before training camp, it's concerning to see Burks go under the knife yet again. Health has been a constant issue for Burks throughout his five-year career, and after posting averages of 13.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 3-pointer on 41.0 percent shooting through just 31 games during the 2015-16 season, he won't be a very enticing grab in standard leagues on draft day.
Jun 8 - 11:35 AM

Alec Burks admitted that he tried to return too soon from his leg injury this season.

"I don’t think the leg was ready," Burks said. "It was bittersweet because I couldn’t play like I usually play and I couldn’t do the things I’m accustomed to doing. I thought I was ready to play, but game speed and practice speed is totally different and I found out I couldn’t contribute like I thought I could." Burks has had some tough luck with injuries in his five seasons in the NBA and he regressed in nearly every category this year. Hopefully the 24-year-old SG can find a way to stay healthy next season.
Apr 30 - 12:40 PM

Alec Burks (sore left knee) won't play vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

Burks recently returned from leg surgery so there's no reason for Utah to risk a setback, especially since the Rockets are cruising toward a win that will eliminate the Jazz from the playoffs. Burks played in just 31 games this season, averaging 13.3 points, 1.0 threes, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.6 steals.
Apr 13 - 9:47 PM

Alec Burks (sore left knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

Burks hasn't exceeded the 14-minute mark since returning to the court, so even if he's not able to give it a go tonight, there won't be any major fantasy implications to his absence. Joe Ingles would likely pick up some of his minutes, but that doesn't mean much.
Apr 13 - 1:42 PM

Alec Burks has no interest in changing his style of play in order to potentially prevent future injuries.

"If I change my game, I feel like I change my future. So I don't want to change," he said. "I may change a little bit, pick and choose, but I've got to play fearless. That's how I play." After being limited to just 27 games last season, Burks will play in a maximum of 32 regular season contests this year.
Apr 11 - 12:30 PM

In his second game back from a broken leg, Alec Burks went scoreless with five rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes off the bench.

Quin Snyder said that Burks "looked comfortable" in his return on Friday, but it's no surprise that he looked rusty tonight given his 50-game absence. The Jazz may opt to rest him in the second half of a back-to-back set on Monday, so deep-league owners should be on the lookout for status updates.
Apr 10 - 7:40 PM

Alec Burks (leg) scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in his return to action on Friday, adding three 3-pointers, one rebound, and one turnover in just 13 minutes of play.

Burks also went 3-of-3 from the line, giving him a ridiculous true shooting percentage of 110.0 on the evening, but in typical Burks' fashion he failed to offer any steals, blocks or assists. He did, however, displace Shelvin Mack in the starting five to begin overtime and did not leave the floor. The Jazz do have a three-game set of favorable matchups to close out the year, going up against the Nuggets, Mavericks and Lakers, but Burks' value is still limited to deeper formats as he rarely contributes much to the stat sheet aside from points and triples.
Apr 9 - 3:45 AM

Alec Burks will play against the Clippers on Friday.

He's back. Burks will likely have a hard cap on his minutes tonight, but he will return after being out since December. He's not a fantasy option tonight. His return doesn't hurt Rodney Hood or Gordon Hayward either.
Apr 8 - 7:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Dante Exum
3Shelvin Mack
4Raul Neto
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Joe Johnson
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trey Lyles
3Boris Diaw
4Joel Bolomboy
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey