The New York Knicks reportedly tried to trade guard Alec Burks to several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers. “The Knicks also dangled Alec Burks on the trade market to several teams, including the Pacers and Cavaliers, before it was reported Burks underwent foot surgery and is expected to return for the start of training camp, league sources told HoopsHype,” HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto wrote.
The Knicks’ plans to clear cap space may have hit a speed bump. Alec Burks, one player they have been looking to move, underwent left foot surgery according to multiple reports. Though he is still expected to be ready for training camp, the procedure won’t help the Knicks as they look to move his contract in hopes of clearing space to potentially land Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson. Of note, this is the third operation in that ankle area Burks has undergone, although the two prior ones took place in 2015 and 2016. He is guaranteed roughly $10 million next year and has a $10.5 million team option for 2023-24. The Knicks don’t have any cap space and would need to clear roughly $25 million to get in position for Brunson. The 6-foot-6 Burks averaged 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists last year for the Knicks and shot 40.4 percent from 3-point range. He spent a lot of time out of position at point guard, due to injuries to Derrick Rose and Kemba Walker.
Knicks guard Alec Burks recently underwent foot surgery, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic (Twitter link), who reports that Burks is expected to be available for the start of training camp in the fall. The procedure was completed shortly after the Knicks’ season ended in the spring, a source...
New York Knicks guard Alec Burks reportedly underwent foot surgery after the season ended, according to multiple reports, and he will be ready before the training camp begins in the fall. But as to where he would report for the training camp will be up for discussion in the next...
Per multiple reports, Burks underwent foot surgery shortly after the Knicks’ season ended, but he is expected to be ready to go for the 2022-23 season. Burks played 81 games for the Knicks last year and averaged 11.7 points.
Fred Katz: I’ve heard the Knicks have been making a legitimate effort to move Alec Burks with the hopes of taking back little-to-no salary. The news about his surgery for sure affects his value. If healthy, Burks is considered around a net-neutral contract. He makes $10M expiring next year.
New York Knicks guard Alec Burks has undergone foot surgery, according to The Athletic's Fred Katz. Burks is expected to be healthy for training camp, per Katz. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reported the surgery was performed "soon" after the 2021-22 NBA season ended. The procedure could...
Burks underwent offseason foot surgery recently and is expected to return for the start of training camp, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Burks made 81 appearances for the Knicks last year and posted better than 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for a second straight season. He also tied his career high with 3.0 assists per game. Burks' solid play certainly has helped New York stay in playoff contention the last two campaigns, but the Knicks will likely need to upgrade the point guard position this offseason, which may mean a lesser role for Burks moving forward.
It’s hard to believe that the New York Knicks will have a starting five of Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson in 2022-23. Nothing is a guarantee, but out of the five listed names, Barrett seems to be the only lock for next season.
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I don’t know how most Knicks fans can’t appreciate Coach Thibodeau's ever-expanding creativeness. Thibs knows no limits, his brain has no boundaries, and he lives outside of any conceivable box you can get to imagine. Case in point: do-it-all, wing-turned-point-guard Alec Burks. That’s a joke. No, literally. It’s...
Burks totaled 19 points (6-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and one steal in 33 minutes during Sunday's 118-88 win over the Magic. This was a nice bounceback effort for Burks, who struggled in Saturday night's loss to the Cavs, finishing with just 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting in 28 minutes. Overall, it's been an up-and-down year for the Colorado product, but he's come on strong over the final month of the season. Entering Sunday, Burks was averaging 15.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.0 threes over his previous 10 appearances.
Burks registered 11 points (3-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and one assist over 28 minutes before fouling out of Saturday's 119-101 loss to the Cavaliers. Burks' single assist was his lowest mark since he failed to record one Feb. 27, and his 11 points were his fewest since March 20. However, he at least extended his streak of double-digit scoring to 10 games.
New York Knicks fans haven’t been the kindest to Alec Burks this season, but to be honest, he doesn’t deserve all of the blame. He’s been tasked with being New York’s starting point guard, even though it’s not a role that he’s best fit for.
Almost gone at the trade deadline, Alec Burks continues to prove his worth for the New York Knicks. Maybe not as their starting point guard for next season but as a veteran leader in a Taj Gibson-like ‘break-the-glass-in-case-of-emergency’ role if he stays. Burks made a three-pointer and game-sealing...
DETROIT (AP) — Alec Burks hit a 3-pointer for New York's final points and finished off Detroit with a last-second steal in the Knicks' 104-102 victory over the Pistons on Sunday. R.J. Barrett led New York with 21 points, Julian Randle had 20 and Burks and Immanuel Quickly had...