After spending his first seven years with the same team, Burks is on the move for the fourth time in the past two seasons. Drafted by the Utah Jazz, Burks has pinged around between the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors.
This time around Burks is moving on up to a contender. The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Burks as well as Warriors teammate Glenn Robinson III. The Sixers will send back three second round picks.
This is a great move for everyone involved. The Sixers badly needed shooting at the wing position as well as a bench playmaker/scorer who could shoot a bit. Robinson is exactly that shooter while Burks is an excellent sixth man because of his offensive versatility. Neither player should jeopardize Philly’s elite team defense.
For these players, they move to a contending team and can dip back into free agency after this season. And for Golden State, they get back draft equity in exchange for expiring contracts.
Burks is having arguably the best season of his career, as he’s putting up 16.1 points, 3.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game, and he’s shooting 37.5% on a career-high 4.7 triples per game. Those stats will dip once he’s on Philadelphia, but he’s in a great position to help a team in a playoff run.