After spending his first seven seasons in Utah, Alec Burks ended up seeing action for three teams during the 2018-19 season. He started the season in Utah, posting 8.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game over 17 games. A wrist injury kept the shooting guard out for four games in late October and early November. In his second appearance after returning to the lineup, Burks hit four three-pointers on his way to 18 points in only 15 minutes in a Nov. 7 win over the Mavs. Late in November, Burks was traded to Cleveland for Kyle Korver. Burks immediately earned a larger role and ended up starting 24 times for the Cavs. As a result, Burks produced a couple of notable efforts, including a double-double versus the Lakers in a Jan. 13 road victory that also saw him grab a season-high 13 rebounds. He nearly reached a triple-double Dec. 7 but ultimately fell three boards and one dime short. After 34 appearances with the Cavs in which he averaged 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists, Burks moved to Sacramento in a three-team deal that also involved Houston. He went on to play in 13 contests for the Kings, highlighted by a solid nine-point, four-rebound debut against the Heat.2017
Burks appeared in 64 games for the Utah Jazz during the 2017-18 campaign. He shot 41.1 percent from the floor, including 33.3 percent from three-point range. He also shot a career-best 86.3 percent from the charity stripe. Burks averaged 7.7 points per contest alongside 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.6 steals. He reached double figures in scoring on 20 occasions. Burks collected a season-high 28 points at the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 30. His best month was December, when he managed 11.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. Burks appeared in nine playoff games for the Jazz. He averaged 9.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in postseason action. Burks scored at least 14 points in three of the last four games of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets.2016
The 6-foot-6 guard underwent an ankle procedure at the start of November and missed the following two months. Burks returned to the Jazz on Jan. 2 and logged three minutes in his first game of the season. He was eased into action from that point and did not log double-digit minutes until recording an eight-point performance over 15 minutes against Orlando on Jan. 14. His playing time picked up from there, and between Jan. 21-24, he scored 13 points off the bench in three consecutive games. On March 11, Burks scored a season-high 21 points against the Thunder, adding seven rebounds. Overall, the University of Colorado product played in 42 games -- all as a reserve. Burks posted per-game averages of 6.7 points and 2.9 rebounds on the campaign. He shot 39.9 percent from the field and 76.9 percent from the charity stripe in 15.5 of average playing time.2015
After missing most of the 2014-15 campaign due to a shoulder injury, Burks started the 2015-16 season in good health. He scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds in Utah's first contest of the season. He followed that with a 15-point, seven-rebound effort in the following game. Burks wound up scoring double-digit points in 11 of the season's first 12 contests despite coming off the bench for all but one of those games. He had back-to-back 24-point performances Nov. 10-12, logging over 30 minutes in each contest. Those games were among six during the campaign in which Burks scored at least 20 points. However, the 6-foot-6 guard was hit hard by injury for the second straight season. A fractured ankle and fibula cost Burks a total of 50 games, though he did return for a brief stint in April. The 2011 lottery pick scored 11 points in his return to action against the Clippers on April 8, going 4-for-5 in field-goal attempts. However, he was unable to shake off the rust from his long layoff the rest of the way and was held scoreless over his final two games.2014
For the first time in his career, Burks began the 2014-15 campaign as a full-time starter. He started all 27 games in which he played for Utah before a shoulder injury ended his season in late December. Prior to the injury, Burks was on pace for a career season. He was averaging a career-best 33.3 minutes per game and contributing 13.9 points per contest. The 6-foot-6 guard was also on pace for career-high marks in rebounds (4.2) and assists (3.0) per game. Burks averaged one three-pointer per contest for the first time as a professional and knocked down a career-best 38.2 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. He notched the first two double-doubles of his career in consecutive games from Nov. 15-18. In the first of those contests, he scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against the Raptors. Burks topped that performance with a 20-point, 14-rebound line in a win over Oklahoma City three days later. On Dec. 22 -- his final game of the campaign -- the University of Colorado product poured in a season-high 23 points in a victory over Memphis.2013
Burks' role grew significantly in his third season with the Jazz. He played in a career-high 78 games, averaging 28.1 minutes per contest. After playing exclusively as a reserve throughout his first two campaigns, the University of Colorado product garnered 12 starts in 2013-14. Burks posted career-highs with 14.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest. His shooting numbers also improved as he registered career-best marks in both field-goal percentage (45.7 percent) and free-throw percentage (74.8 percent). The 6-foot-6 guard notched the first 30-point game of his career with a 31-point, seven-assist, four-steal effort against Miami on Dec. 16. He scored a career-high 34 points in a win over Denver on Jan. 13, adding five assists and three rebounds. On March 2, he fell just shy of a triple-double with an 11-point, nine-rebound, seven-assist line versus Indiana. Burks collected four steals on three separate occasions. He knocked down a career-high 14 free throws on 16 attempts en route to 24 points against Golden State on April 6.2012
Burks saw a slight increase in playing time during his second NBA season, averaging 17.8 minutes over 64 games with the Utah Jazz. He posted per-game averages of 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists. Burks shot 42.0 percent from the field, including 35.9 percent from beyond the arc. He also knocked down 71.3 percent of his free throws. The University of Colorado product scored a career-high 26 points against Sacramento on Feb. 9, converting 8-of-16 shots from the field and all nine of his free-throw attempts. He dished a career-best seven assists in a win over Minnesota four days later, adding nine points, six rebounds and two steals.2011
Burks was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He played in 59 games during his rookie campaign and averaged 15.9 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-6 guard posted per-game averages of 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists. He knocked down 42.9 percent of his field-goal attempts and 72.7 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe. On Dec. 28, the second game of the lockout-shortened season, the rookie generated 15 points and two steals during a loss at Denver. Burks scored a season-high 18 points in the final game of the regular season, adding three rebounds and two steals in a win over Portland. The University of Colorado product scored in double-digits in 16 games. During the postseason, Burks played in all four games of Utah's first-round series against San Antonio. Burks averaged 6.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per post-season contest.
June 23, 2011Drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft.
December 9, 2011Signed a rookie contract with the Utah Jazz.
November 29, 2018Traded by the Utah Jazz with a 2020 2nd-round draft pick and a 2021 2nd-round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyle Korver.
February 7, 2019As part of a three-team trade, Burks was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Sacramento Kings; the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Wade Baldwin, Nik Stauskas and a 2021 2nd-round draft pick to the Houston Rockets; the Houston Rockets traded Marquese Chriss, Brandon Knight, a 2019 1st-round draft pick and a 2022 2nd-round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers; the Houston Rockets traded a 2020 2nd-round draft pick to the Sacramento Kings; and the Sacramento Kings traded Iman Shumpert to the Houston Rockets.
July 11, 2019Signed a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors.
February 6, 2020Traded by the Golden State Warriors to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for draft considerations.