Burks agreed Monday to a three-year, $30 million deal to return to the Knicks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Burks joined the Knicks last season where he played a nice sixth-man role. In 25.6 minutes per game, he averaged 12.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc. He has upside to see more minutes if Derrick Rose finds work elsewhere.
Burks recorded 12 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists across 24 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks. Burks delivered 27 points in the series opener but was unable to surpass the 12-point mark in any of the subsequent four games. The veteran served as a decent scoring threat off the bench for the Knicks in both the regular season and the playoffs, but he wasn't the one tasked with carrying the team offensively. For what it's worth, Burks averaged 14.0 points per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field during the postseason.
Burks had 27 points (9-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT), four assists and three rebounds in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Hawks. Burks fell just three points shy of his season high, and the Knicks needed every single one of his 27 to keep up with Atlanta down the stretch. Burks drilled key shot after key shot on his way to 18 points in the fourth quarter alone. While New York ultimately fell victim to a Trae Young floater with 0.9 seconds left, it was a night to remember for Burks, who's been an unsung hero off the bench for the fourth seed in the East all season.
Burks delivered 30 points (11-20 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and a block across 34 minutes off the bench in Thursday's win over the Spurs. Burks was listed as questionable for this matchup due to a knee problem, but it's clear this ailment didn't bother him at all en route to a game-high 30 points. The veteran shooting guard also recorded a season-high mark with his 30-point output, and he has surpassed the 25-point mark just twice all season long.
Burks (knee) is available Thursday against the Spurs, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports. As expected, Burks is available for Thursday's contest despite a knee issue. He'll be making his return after a three-game absence.
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