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10 Alec Burks PG
Height/Weight: 6-6/211 | Birthdate: 7/20/1991 | Birthplace: Grandview, MO | Team: Utah Jazz | College: Colorado | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 84/48 | Average Draft Position: 102.19
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Jazz G Alec Burks scores team-high 19 vs. Wizards


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks scored a team-high 19 points on 5 of 11 shooting, including 3 of 4 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 93-84 loss to the Wizards Sunday.

Burks turned in a typical shooting performance from the field but was able to post the best point total of his last four games thanks to his success from behind the arc. He also managed to kick in two assists and two rebounds in 35 minutes in the loss. The Jazz will look to get on track in a matchup with the Pelicans Tuesday.


Jazz guard Alec Burks will start Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Jazz announced guard Alec Burks will play Monday against the Kings.

Burks has missed the last two games while dealing with an injured left shoulder. He is averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 rebounds through 18 games


Jazz G Alec Burks (shoulder) practices, questionable Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks has been cleared to resume practicing and is questionable to play Monday against the Kings, the team announced.

Burks was able to participate in practice Sunday and should be back in action this week, the Salt Lake Tribune reported earlier Sunday. It's great news for the guard after it was reported that surgery was a possibility on his injured left shoulder, but he has been diagnosed with inflammation. He has averaged 13.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18 games.


Report: Surgery possible for Jazz G Alec Burks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks visited with doctors in three different cities this week and surgery on his injured shoulder remains a "very real possibility," the Deseret News reports.

According to the News report, Burks will actually definitely require surgery, either soon or during the offseason, to repair damage in the shoulder. However, Yahoo! Sports has also reported that Burks can avoid surgery with an "aggressive rehabilitation program" and may be able to return in two weeks.

The team has just stated that Burks is "out indefinitely" as information continues to be gathered and a plan is formed. If he undergoes surgery, it's possible he could miss the remainder of the season while recovering.


Report: Jazz PG Alec Burks to avoid shoulder surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The shoulder injury that has plagued Jazz point guard Alec Burks will not require surgery and will only keep him out for another two weeks, according to Yahoo Sports.

Burks is sidelined for his second straight game Friday night against Orlando.


Jazz guard Alec Burks out Wednesday against the Raptors


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks will miss Wednesday's game against the Raptors with left shoulder inflammation. Burks will also miss Friday's game against the Magic. 

Burks, who will have more testing done on the shoulder, is averaging 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.


Jazz G Burks questionable, F Evans doubtful Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks is dealing with left shoulder inflammation and is questionable for Wednesday against the Raptors, while Jeremy Evans is dealing with an ankle injury is doubtful.

Burks, who is averaging 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, was fouled hard by Arron Afflalo while driving to the basket.

Evans has been in and out of the lineup for Utah, averaging just 2.6 minutes per game. 


Nuggets' Arron Afflalo fined, but not suspended for foul on Alec Burks


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo was fined $15,000 for his flagrant foul Monday night against Alec Burks of the Jazz, but will not be suspended by the league. 

The fine was for "making excessive contact above the shoulders." Afflalo was ejected after the foul occurred. 


Jazz G Alec Burks works past shoulder issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks worked past an injury scare during Saturday's loss to the Clippers. Burks injured his shoulder in the first quarter while defending a fast-break drive by Matt Barnes. He was escorted back to the locker room for further evaluation, but quickly returned to the floor with 1:10 remaining in the opening period.

Burks finished the game with 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting from the field, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and 3 of 5 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with four assists, two rebounds and one steal while logging 28 minutes of game action in a 112-96 defeat.


Jazz guard Burks responds to rebounding challenge from coach


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks has been a rebounding machine over his last two games, which is a new trend for the fourth-year guard. He pulled down 10 rebounds Saturday against the Raptors and grabbed 14 more Tuesday against the Thunder.

"I challenged Alec when we were in Toronto that that was something he can do and really impact the game," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said, per The Deseret News. "Our guards need to be more physical. What Alec was doing on the defensive glass really was crucial for us. He was the guy who had juice. It was good to see Alec make it a priority with those long rebounds."


Jazz G Alec Burks dominates in easy win


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks had 20 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in Tuesday's 98-81 home win over the Thunder. Burks shot 5 of 8 from the field and 8 of 9 from the foul line, adding three assists, two blocks and a steal.

He'll visit the Warriors on Friday.


Jazz G Alec Burks posts double-double Saturday vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks scord 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting while grabbing a season-high 10 rebounds in his team's 111-93 loss to the Raptors Saturday.

Burks' previous rebounding high was six but he managed to contribute on the boards Saturday while also tallying three assists in 36 minutes. He came into the game with an 89.7 success rate on free throws but only managed to make one of his four tries Saturday. The Jazz are set to square off with the Thunder Tuesday.


Jazz guard Alec Burks goes for 22 Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks put up 22 points on the Hawks Wednesday.

Burks hit 9-15 shots from the field, including one from beyond the three point line. He also added three free throws and picked up three assists. 


Jazz G Alec Burks scores team-high 14 points vs. Mavericks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks scored a team-high 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting in his team's 105-82 loss to the Mavericks Friday.

The Jazz couldn't keep a hold of the ball in the blowout loss, taking just 68 shots as a team while turning the ball over 21 times. Burks shared the team lead with four turnovers while also recording three assists and two rebounds in 32 minutes. The Jazz will hope to rebound Sunday in Detroit against the Pistons.


Report: Alec Burks signs four-year extension with Jazz


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports Friday that the Jazz have reached an agreement with guard Alec Burks on a four-year, $42 million extension. The 23-year-old now joins Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, who all received four-year extensions.

Last season, Burks averaged a career-high 14.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 70 games. He has combined for 33 points through the first two games of the season.  


Jazz guard Alec Burks scores 20 points Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks dropped 20 points Friday against the Suns.

Burks shot 5 of 10 from the field. He hit two three pointers and added eight free throws. Burks played 33 minutes. 


Jazz guard Alec Burks out Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks has been ruled out for Friday's game, the team announced.

Burks is dealing with a shoulder injury. He also sat out Thursday due to the issue. Burks was able to do drills earlier in the week, but was not able to go through contact drills yet. 


Jazz G Alec Burks will miss Thursday's preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks will not play in Thursday's preseason game in Anaheim because of a shoulder injury, according to the radio announcer of the Jazz. Burks was a gametime decision heading into the game and is not expected to miss any time during the regular season.

Jazz guard Alec Burks not ready for contact yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks is not ready for contact yet, according to the Deseret News.

Burks is dealing with a shoulder injury. He was able to take part in practice Tuesday, but did not go through any contact drills. 


Jazz begin contract talks with Enes Kanter, Alec Burks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said this week he has begun talks with Enes Kanter and Alec Burks about contract extensions, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Utah has until the end of October to reach an agreement or both players will become restricted free agents in July.

"They’re both valued members and we’re really proud of where they’re at as people and as players," Lindsey said. "We’ll see if we can get something done early … but we anticipate both of them being with the Jazz for a long time."


Alec Burks scores 12 in return vs. Thunder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks returned from an ankle injury on Sunday, managing to score in double figures in a 116-96 loss to the Thunder.

Burks shot 5 of 10 from the floor, including 0 of 2 from downtown, and 2 of 6 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal while logging 21 minutes of game action. It was his first game since March 19.

Alec Burks not yet ready to return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks has mostly recovered from an ankle injury that has cost him three games already, but he still isn't ready to return to action. He told reporters at Friday's shootaround he will not play Friday against the Pelicans, mostly due to conditioning.

"I'm not in shape," he said, via the Salt Lake Tribune.

Burks told reporters he wants to get some simulated game activity in before he takes the floor in an actual contest. His next opportunity to play will come Sunday in Oklahoma City, presumably after he attempts to practice Saturday. 


Alec Burks still sidelined by ankle woes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks will miss his second game in a row Wednesday against the Grizzlies, as he continues to deal with an ankle injury. He has been wearing a walking boot since suffering the injury in practice last week, and his status for Friday's game against the Pelicans remains in doubt.

Alec Burks practices, still doubtful for Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks was on the court for practice Tuesday, but it still at risk of missing the team's next game due to an ongoing ankle issue. According ot the Salt Lake Tribune, Burks is officially still considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies. 

Alec Burks, Andris Biedrins won't play against Pistons


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Jazz guard Alec Burks and center Andris Biedrins will miss Monday's contest against the Pistons, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Burks suffered a sprained ankle at the end of the team's practice Friday, and was unable to play Saturday. Biedrins is nursing a shoulder injury. He has been a marginal contributor this season, appearing in just six games this season, averaging only 2.8 boards.