As my fellow staff writer Tyson Newman wrote the other day: Alec is the Jazz perfect 6th man.
When Burks was in college at Colorado he had the ball in his hands all the time. With a 35 second shot clock and the way college teams pass the ball around, Alec was able to get the ball and make something happen with his athleticism. It’s not surprising that Alec hasn’t know his place with the Jazz.
If you were to ask me which Jazz player out of the core 4 (now core 5) isn’t gonna be around in the future it’d be Alec. Not because I don’t like him but more so because he seems to not fit. Just like Jimmer isn’t a good fit in Sacramento neither has Burks been for Utah… until now. If Alec can take his role as the 6th man and not worry about starting then Alec will find his place in this league.
I used to think Alec had all-star capabilities and he still might, but what I’ve noticed is he dominates the lesser competition. Alec is a player that NEEDS the ball in his hands. In the starting lineup the Jazz run the ball through everyone else besides Alec and so its hard for him to get in a rhythm.
Coming off the bench Alec is able to do what he wants as it was shown in preseason game 1 where he was very efficient scoring 14 points in 21 minutes. The Jazz will win more games with Alec coming in with the second unit and Ty wants to keep his job so that is what he will do whether fans like it or not.
The whole purpose of this article is to reinforce what Tyson said in his article the Alec is the perfect 6th man for the Jazz and that if you’re a huge Burks fan then you should know this is the best for him, his career and the Jazz.