According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Alec Burks is re-signing with the New York Knicks for a three-year contract worth $30 million.
Burks had a breakout season in New York in 2020-21, averaging over 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in about 25 minutes per game. His productivity off the bench was a huge factor in the Knicks’ success, as they wore down teams with their defense and let Burks and Derrick Rose get buckets in the clutch.
It has been a long three years for the former Big XII Freshman of the Year. After playing his first seven seasons with the Utah Jazz, Burks was traded from Utah to Cleveland to Sacramento, signed a one-year deal with Golden State, was traded to Philadelphia and then signed as a one-year deal in New York. Not far from Ithaca, NY, Burks’ odyssey has finally wound down.
Burks will most likely stay in his role as a bench playmaker. The Knicks mostly re-signed everyone from their surprise playoff run and added free agent Evan Fournier to replace the departed Reggie Bullock. There’s some overlap between Burks’ and Fournier’s skills, but there’s no such thing as too much ball handling and shot creation.