Burks agreed Monday with the Warriors on a one-year contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Shortly after free agency opened June 30, Burks came to terms on an agreement with the Thunder, but the team allowed him to explore his options elsewhere in the wake of the league-altering trade over the weekend that sent Paul George to the Clippers. With Oklahoma City now seemingly on the brink of a rebuild, Burks elected to move on to a Golden State squad where he should have a good chance at claiming a rotation spot in the backcourt. While splitting time between the Cavaliers, Kings and Jazz in 2018-19, Burks appeared in 64 contests and averaged 8.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 three-pointer in 21.5 minutes per game.
Burks and the Thunder have agreed to a contract, Royce Young of ESPN reports. The details have not yet been released, but Burks will likely arrive in Oklahoma City on a cheap deal after splitting last season between Utah, Cleveland and Sacramento. The journeyman struggled to find consistent minutes with the Kings and Jazz but averaged 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34 games (24 starts) for the Cavs. Burks will add depth and three-point shooting in the backcourt behind Terrance Ferguson, Andre Roberson (knee) and Dennis Schroder.
Burks (DNP-Coach's Decision) did not see the floor during Sunday's 113-106 win over the Spurs. Burks saw seven minutes in Saturday's loss to the Rockets. However, he was held scoreless in four of his six appearances during the month of March. Even though the Kings have been eliminated from playoff contention, there's little reason to believe the 27-year-old wing will be more involved down the stretch.
Burks ended with just three rebounds in 21 minutes during Sunday's 117-104 victory over the Suns. Burks played 21 minutes in his second game for Sacramento, but finished with just three rebounds, missing his single attempt from the field. Burks finds himself in a far less favorable position in Sacramento and will likely fade out of the standard league conversation.
Burks put up nine points (4-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes Friday in the Kings' 102-96 win over the Heat. Burks' efficient shooting and solid rebounding amounted to a quality Kings debut for the guard, who was acquired from the Cavaliers on Wednesday. That being said, after routinely seeing 30-plus minutes from Cleveland in his recent outings, Burks' playing time was essentially cut in half in the move to Sacramento. It's expected that Burks' minutes will routinely sit in the teens moving forward, eliminating just about all of the fantasy value he previously held.
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