HoopsHype Alec Burks rumors

May 15, 2012 Updates

Both Enes Kanter and Alec Burks had their moments and contributed nicely at times for the Jazz in their first years, but it is not a surprising development that they didn’t get any Rookie of the Year attention. That is, until you consider this: Josh Selby finished 12th in the voting for the prestigious award. To answer your “Who?” question: Selby, a point guard from Kansas, played in 28 games for the Memphis Grizzlies this past season. And take a look at this shining stats: 2.3 points, 1.1 assists while shooting 34.7 percent from the field and 13.3 percent from 3-point range. (Granted, that long-range percentage would’ve made him one of the Jazz’s better shooters, but still. … Yes, I’m kidding.) Deseret News

February 17, 2012 Updates

Rookie Alec Burks wasn't about to make a fuss about his time on the court — or on the bench — during his recent four-game sitting streak. "I'm good," he said when asked about lack of playing time during that week. "Just whenever I get in, I'm going to be aggressive." Interesting choice of words — and, quite frankly, a perfect attitude for the youngster to have. Because the 20-year-old was aggressive when he finally got in again, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin is more convinced than ever that he needs to find time for Burks. "I have to rethink it," Corbin said, regarding the shooting guard's diminished role. Deseret News

December 2, 2011 Updates

After two days of informal discussions between teams and agents, multiple sources told The Salt Lake Tribune that Utah will likely focus on making minor additions to what will be an 11-man roster once rookies Enes Kanter and Alec Burks are signed. The Jazz are expected to primarily focus on adding a proven backup point guard, and could use veteran minimum contracts to fill out the remainder of their roster. Salt Lake Tribune

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Every year, the NBA tips its hand as to who it believes are the top 14 or 15 prospects in the draft with its annual "green room" invitations. These players are invited by the league to sit in a special room with their families and agent on draft night. When their names are called, they leave the room and go up on stage to shake commissioner David Stern's hand. This year's invitees to the June 23 draft: Kyrie Irving (Duke); Derrick Williams (Arizona); Enes Kanter (Turkey); Brandon Knight (Kentucky); Kemba Walker (UConn); Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania); Jan Vesely (Czech Republic); Kawhi Leonard (San Diego St.); Chris Singleton (Florida St.); Klay Thompson (Washington St.); Tristan Thompson (Texas); Jimmer Fredette (BYU); Marcus Morris (Kansas); and Alec Burks (Colorado). A 15th name has been added -- Markieff Morris of Kansas. Markieff is Marcus Morris' twin and also widely considered to be a top 20 draft pick. ESPN.com

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Burks seemed strangely nervous when we interviewed him. That surprised me, in that if you're a star in the Big 12, and you've lived in a major media market (Boulder is just outside Denver), you should be experienced and comfortable fielding media questions. Charlotte Observer

June 11, 2011 Updates

Paul Coro: CU's Alec Burks told @Sam Amick that he's top 10. He has or will work out for teams at 4, 6, 8, 9, 11. Wonder if he'll keep 6/19 appt w/PHX. Twitter

June 10, 2011 Updates
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Marc J. Spears: MRI shows Alec Burks had a negative XRay on left shoulder and is clear to play, agent Andy Miller tells Y! AB will workout Wed @Det vs Kemba Twitter

Chad Ford: Alec Burks didn't dislocate his shoulder in Milwaukee. He bruised it. He will resume workouts in Detroit against Kemba on 6/8 Twitter

June 5, 2011 Updates

Like most teams, the Bucks have been keeping their draft plans close to the vest. They have simply said they are seriously considering several prospects with their top pick - the 10th overall - and will take the most talented player available regardless of position. But after his workout Saturday at the Cousins Center in St. Francis, Alec Burks, considered by many NBA officials as the best shooting guard in the draft, said Bucks officials made it clear he fits the profile of their top pick. "They said they wanted an athletic wing," Burks said. "I think I fit the bill." Burks also acknowledged he was taken out to dinner at a downtown Milwaukee restaurant by the Bucks on Friday night. Joining Burks were Bucks general manager John Hammond, assistant general manager Jeff Weltman and scouting director Billy McKinney. Racine Journal-Times

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