Burks missed most of last season after fracturing his left fibula back in December. He was limited to just 31 games, sitting out all but three games after returning from the injury. This latest procedure isn't considered serious, and an official team release noted that Burks is expected back at full strength before training camp in the fall. Burks is expected to again serve in a sixth man role for the
Alec Burks suffered yet another injury-plagued season for 2015-16, only playing in 31 games while dealing with ankle and knee issues.
Fortunately for Burks, he's still under contract with the Utah Jazz for the next three years. With only 58 combined outings over the last two seasons, however, the 24-year-old's allure has worn away and his value will likely take a hit heading into next season. Additionally, the emergence of Rodney Hood at shooting guard has likely relegated Burks to a permanent role as sixth man off the bench while Dante Exum (knee) starts at point guard and Gordon Hayward at small forward. That said, Burks could certainly flourish in that role since he's a proven scorer who can also run the second unit. Despite multiple years of disappointment, Burks is still a viable option who can be taken during the back end of standard-sized drafts next season.
Alec Burks (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Lakers.
Burks was questionable due to a sore left knee in the lead up to Wednesday's game, and it's now been confirmed that he'll be out. Look for Rodney Hood to see some extra time with Burks out.
Burks returned from a 50-game absence due to a fractured left fibula last Friday against the Clippers, and has been limited to 13, 14, and 11 minutes in his three games back. While his knee issue doesn't appear to be related to the previous setback, Burks still may not see more than limited court time even if he's cleared to play following warmups. Expect an update on his status closer to game time.
Alec Burks (ankle) will make his long awaited return to action Friday against the Clippers, Utah Jazz radio announcer David Locke reports.
Burks has missed the last 50 games after fracturing his ankle on Dec. 26. He will likely be on a minute restriction as a means to avoid aggravating the injury. However, the Jazz are battling for the final playoff spot, so if he plays well he could see some extra minutes. His workload will have to be monitored was the season winds down.
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