HoopsHype Alec Burks rumors

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Burks has met recently with specialists in Cleveland and New York. Burks, 23, re-aggravated the injury following a hard foul by Denver's Arron Afflalo in Monday's loss to the Denver Nuggets. The NBA fined Afflalo $15,000 for striking Burks out of the air on a breakaway. The Jazz have turned to rookie Rodney Hood as the starting shooting guard in the absence of Burks. Yahoo! Sports

For now, the Jazz have said they are seeking multiple opinions on the injury. General Manager Dennis Lindsey told 1280 AM on Friday that Burks will be out indefinitely. Burks re-injured his shoulder on Monday night, when he took a foul and a hard fall from Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo, who was ejected from that game and fined $15,000 for the flagrant two. In his stead, Jazz rookie guard Rodney Hood will see an expanded role. He started in Burks’ place on Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors. Hood is one of the best shooters on the team, and offers athleticism defensively. Salt Lake Tribune

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So on the night after inking a deal for four more years in Utah, the Jazz come out with a huge win. His enthusiasm rang out to EnergySolutions Arena with an emphatic dunk late in the first quarter Saturday night, one that punctuated his sentiments from Saturday's shootaround. "I made it known," Burks said. "I told my agent and had him tell the Jazz I want to be here. I want to be part of the future. It's a bright future here. We have some great players. I just wanted to be a part of it." NBA.com

General manager Dennis Lindsey said the Jazz "really appreciate" how Burks has expressed his desire to stay in Utah. "The mindset of being part of something, being a part of the Jazz tradition is very important to us," Lindsey said Saturday morning. "The Millers are very proud of this organization's history, so when a talented young player tells you that, it lends you to a position that you want to strike a deal if possible." Burks' new bench boss, Quin Snyder, has been a vocal supporter since joining the Jazz in June. Both player and coach agree that Utah's work-in-progress, open, quick-pace system suits Burks' fluid and fast-playing style. Deseret News

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