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Salt Lake Tribune 2 hours ago

Utah Jazz notes: Burks emerging as team's best perimeter defender

Memphis • For Alec Burks, his place with the Utah Jazz is all about filling in the blanks. The shooting guard knows the offense runs through Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors - so he scores as needed. Burks knows that the Jazz crave firepower off the bench - so he leads the second unit on many nights. But most of all, Burks has defended this season. He’s made it a passion. He’s made it a priority for the first time in his career. And as the Jazz wrap up a six game road trip and head to Christmas...

Jazz partner up with University of Utah Health Care

Alec Burks’ shoulder has been a source of some concern since even before he became a member of the Utah Jazz in June 2011. In a pre-draft workout with the Milwaukee Bucks, Burks was injured and it caused him to miss a scheduled workout with the Charlotte Hornets. The Jazz were aware of an issue when they took Burks with the 12th overall pick that summer and so they quickly went to work on him. “We knew he had a condition with his shoulder and literally [trainer Gary Briggs and strength and condi...
Pounding The Rock Dec 10, 2014

GIF Breakdown:Spurs at Jazz

That game wasn't much fun to watch for Spurs fans. The Jazz figured out how to pull out a victory and it came at the expense of the defending champs. There were a handful of nice plays from the game for the Spurs so let's take a second look at some of them. It's too bad they weren't all this easy. Here's a beautiful inbounds play for the Spurs. Manu Ginoili started his move as soon as the referee gave the ball to Kawhi Leonard which left Alec Burks out of the play. Derrick Favors decided to step up to deny Gino the elbow jumper which completely freed Tim Duncan. This one makes it just...
Rotoworld Dec 9, 2014

Alec Burks returns early and scores 16 points - Alec Burks (G) Utah Jazz

Alec Burks (shoulder) returned to action earlier than some expected in Monday's loss to the Kings, scoring 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting (6-of-9 FTs) with four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes.
Deseret Morning News Dec 9, 2014
Jazz notebook: Alec Burks returns to lineup, starts against Kings

Jazz notebook: Alec Burks returns to lineup, starts against Kings

Jazz guard Alec Burks, nursing an injured shoulder, practiced with the team Sunday, participated in Monday’s...
Salt Lake Tribune Dec 8, 2014

Alec Burks back in the starting lineup vs. Kings

Sacramento, Calif. • Alec Burks is back. After a two-game absence — and a handful of physicians’ opinions on his left shoulder — the Jazz shooting guard will be in the starting lineup tonight as Utah tries to snap an eight-game losing streak against the Sacramento Kings. “Get him back in there. He’s ready to go,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. Burks got four different opinions on his shoulder last week before being cleared to return to playing and Snyder said there is no concern that the guard’s l...
SLC Dunk Dec 8, 2014

Is Utah Jazz' Alec Burks a starting shooting guard in the NBA?

Comparing Alec to the last three plus decades of Jazz starting SGs reveals secret, esoteric Jazz knowledge Can Alec Burks be a starting shooting guard in the NBA? Can he be a ‘good’ starter? Or is he just relegated to being a starting shooting guard on a losing Utah Jazz team? I’m an unabashed supporter of Alec, one of the few who have always been in his corner. But I will put that aside in an attempt to use NBA history and the power of math to determine the answer. I looked at the last three decades of Utah Jazz starting shooting guards (31, if you include this year); and broke down...

Good news for Alec Burks

Alec Burks has been dealing with shoulder inflammation and there was some speculation that he might need surgery soon, which could end his season. As ...
Salt Lake Tribune Dec 6, 2014

Utah Jazz need Rodney Hood to step up for injured Alec Burks

Rodney Hood is a shooter, and he’s always been a pretty good one. Early in his first NBA season, however, shots just weren’t falling they way they always had seemed to before. So Hood did what any hungry player would do: he showed up early and stayed late, hoisting up extra jump shots and working out the kinks. And he sought out advice from the guy ahead of him in the starting lineup. “He’s always there for me whenever,” Hood said of shooting guard Alec Burks. “When I wasn’t shooting the ball we...

Alec Burks done for the season?

Utah Jazz starting shooting guard Alec Burks is currently listed by the team as "out indefinitely" due to a left shoulder injury and he might be done ...
Salt Lake Tribune Dec 5, 2014

Utah Jazz: Burks will likely need shoulder surgery, could miss rest of season

Utah Jazz shooting guard Alec Burks will likely need surgery for his ailing shoulder, and could potentially miss the remainder of the season, a source told The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday evening. The Jazz, as an organization, aren’t expecting Burks to come back any time soon. General Manager Dennis Lindsey told 1280 AM on Friday that Burks will be out indefinitely. Burks re-injured his shoulder on Monday night, when he took a foul and a hard fall from Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo, who was...

Four thoughts after Utah's 123-104 loss to Toronto

1. A little perspective for starters. Alec Burks is hurt. So the 22-year-old rookie Rodney Hood got his first NBA start in place of the 24-year-old Burks. As a result, the Jazz’s starting five was the fourth youngest starting unit in franchise history, with an average age of 22 years, 351 days. The three youngest starting lineups all came at the end of last year, when Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams gave way to Burks and Enes Kanter (alongside Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Trey Burke)...
SLC Dunk Dec 3, 2014

Utah Jazz backcourt of Trey Burke and Alec Burks are better than you think they are

TB + AB are better than their numbers show, and their numbers show that they are pretty good Earlier today @KJ_NBA tweeted some statistics for this season. It was a breakdown of the Top Backcourts in the NBA this season, by Offensive Rating. The rub here is that these two players had to have played at least 300 minutes together this season. The duos that fit the bill were for 22 different pairings, and obviously the Dubs Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were tops. They were followed by the Clippers guards Chris Paul and J.J. Redick. The Utah Jazz backcourt of Trey Burke and Alec Burks...
Deseret Morning News Dec 3, 2014
Injured Jazz guard Alec Burks out at least 2 games

Injured Jazz guard Alec Burks out at least 2 games

Burks is scheduled to have more testing done on his inflamed shoulder, and it's uncertain how long he'll be sidelined.

Alec Burks to miss Toronto, Orlando games with shoulder injury

A shoulder injury will keep Alec Burks out of the Jazz’s starting lineup for at least the next two games. The team announced Wednesday morning that the fourth-year shooting guard will miss games against the Toronto Raptors and the Orlando Magic while undergoing additional testing on his left shoulder. For now, the Jazz are calling the guard’s injury a “left shoulder inflammation.” He tweaked his shoulder trying to contest a layup last week against the Clippers. On Monday, Burks played while wea...

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