Knicks add more shooting, sign Alec Burks to 1-yr deal

The New York Knicks continue to operate with the future in mind.

As the rest of the league gave out massive contracts to role players, the Knicks opted to dole out a one-year, 6 million deal to veteran guard Alec Burks according to multiple reports.



Burks will be reunited with Knicks assistant coach Johnnie Bryant and assistant general manager Walter Perrin, who selected him as the 12th overall pick back in 2011 with the Utah Jazz.

Burks worked closely with Bryant, who came aboard in his sophomore season as a player development coach under then Jazz coach Ty Corbin.

He played with the Jazz until 2018 and has bounced to four different teams since then.

Burks will bring in veteran leadership and much-needed shooting to the Knicks, his sixth team.

Burks split his time with the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers last season. He hit a solid 42 percent of his threes in 18 games with the 76ers while he had a 38-percent three-point clip with the Warriors.

The Knicks now have 12 players under contract and still have over $30 million in cap space.

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