Perfectly cromulent deal.
The Knicks front office played it cool during the first few hours of free agency Friday night, when players were signing mutli-year deals for big money, and some fans were getting antsy. Is this it? Are we gonna miss out on everyone.
Free agent Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year, $6M deal with the New York Knicks, agent Alex Saratsis tells @ZachLowe_NBA and me.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
Burk has played on five teams in the past few seasons after starting his career with the Utah Jazz. He’s a roughly average three-point shooter (a big improvement for the Knicks!) and he can pass the rock.
One really nice thing about newest Knick Alec Burks is that he’s a great ball-mover for his position, finishing in the 86th percentile in AST% last season among wings acc. to @cleantheglass.
Here’s what else I wrote him last month in arguing why he’s be a good low-key addition: pic.twitter.com/suWUQJcUjq
— Jonathan Macri (@JCMacriNBA) November 21, 2020
While he may not be the point guard Knicks fans were hoping for, Burk should fit in nicely. He has a history with front office members Walt Perrin (Jazz) and Brock Aller (Cavaliers). He should vie with returning vet Reggie Bullock for a starting job aside nominal shooting guard RJ Barrett (who really should be playing the three). Also, we can throw rookie first-rounder Immanuel Quickley into the mix.
The Knicks still have more than $30 million in cap room, though the number of remaining free agents is shrinking fast. Let’s see what leon Rose and gang can pull off.