Burks will start Saturday against the Spurs. With Donovan Mitchell unavailable due to flu-like symptoms, Burks will step into the starting lineup for the first time this season. As a result, the 26-year-old should see an increase in minutes. He's averaging 9.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 18.6 minutes per game this season.
Burks tallied 17 points (5-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal across 23 minutes in Monday's 104-90 loss to the Hawks. Burks was the lone bright spot for the Jazz Monday night, recording his highest point total since early December. Despite the solid performance, the Jazz deploy too many players on a nightly basis to consider Burks a solid option moving forward.
Burks contributed six points (3-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt), three rebounds, and one assist in 20 minutes during Friday's 99-91 loss to the Nuggets. Burks has been stuck in a rut lately, scoring in single digits in eight of the last 11 games after posting eight straight double-digit scoring efforts between Nov. 28 and Dec. 13. Burks has connected on just 30.7 percent of his field-goal attempts during these last 11 contests, which included a scoreless showing in six minutes against the Cavaliers on Dec. 30. Unless another slew of injuries strikes the squad, Burks is unlikely to regain the level of fantasy relevance he was offering a month ago.
Burks generated 27 points (9-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 28 minutes in Monday's 116-69 win over the Wizards. Burks continued his offensive tear in the blowout win, one that's seen him score between 24 and 28 points in three consecutive games while shooting 63.8 percent (30-for-47) over that span. The seven-year veteran has now put together three consecutive 20-point outings for the first time since February 2014 and is posting his best shooting percentage (44.4) since that 2013-14 campaign. His 41.7 percent success rate from three-point range is also a career high, and given his shooting prowess, the 26-year-old projects to continue serving as the Jazz's top scoring option on the second unit.
Burks contributed 24 points (10-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 31 minutes in Friday's 114-108 win over the Pelicans. The veteran sharpshooter has been heavily involved in his bench role over the last five games, posting a 25.0 percent usage rate and averaging 18.0 points (on 55.9 percent shooting, including 47.6 percent from three-point range), 3.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 made three-pointers over that span. Burks is still somewhat scoring-reliant for his production but has been more involved on the boards lately as well, hauling in at least six rebounds in six of his last nine games.
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