HoopsHype Alec Burks rumors

February 7, 2013 Updates

A second source said the Timberwolves and Jazz had discussed a trade involving Utah guard Alec Burks, but said those talks had been tabled. Utah is in the market for a point guard with Mo Williams out until late March or early August and Earl Watson day to day with a foot injury. As reported on SheridanHoops.com yesterday, a point guard — Patty Mills or Nando de Colo — would be made available to them as part of a larger package that would send center Al Jefferson to San Antonio. SheridanHoops

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Sam Amico: Word around NBA is Jazz G Alec Burks is available. Burks, the 12th overall draft pick in 2011, has played in just 5 of Jazz's 10 games. Twitter @SamAmicoFSO

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And they are qualities which, last year as a 19-year-old NBA rookie for the Utah Jazz, allowed him to go up against the likes of the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the league's other premier shooting guards without showing any signs of being the least bit wide-eyed, scared or intimidated. "I wasn't excited about it at all," Burks said, downplaying those experiences as he prepared for Wednesday morning's practice session at Zion's Bank Basketball Center. "He's just the same as I am; everybody's the same, no matter what your name is. "It's basketball. It's a game, not something you should be scared of. I relish it, I love the moment. That's why I've got so much confidence. You can't be (intimidated). You get caught up in that, you'll have a bad game. That's why I play the way I play, I've just got that much confidence in my game." Deseret News

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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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