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Alec Burks struggled from the field for the Pistons Friday night, chipping in 10 points (4-14 FG, 2-9 3PT) while also dishing out one assist, grabbing three rebounds, and recording one steal off of the bench in a 108-100 loss to the Cavaliers.
Burks has provided the Pistons with a steady offensive option as part of the second unit of late, finishing with at least 10 points in each of his last five games. The veteran guard will continue to reward new head coach Monty Williams with a stable offensive option in a reserve role, averaging 14.6 points per game to go along with a usage rate of 20.2% so far this season.
Alec Burks totaled 16 points (4-12 FG, 4-9 3PT, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, five assists, and one steal in the Pistons’ 126-120 loss to the Hawks.
Burks scored 16.0 points in the Pistons' loss to the Hawks, marking his fifth consecutive double-digit scoring performance. He has produced at a healthy rate this season and positively impacts the rotation off the bench. Despite showing more consistency in his production this season, it appears Coach Monty Williams is committed to Killian Hayes in the starting lineup. Hayes has plenty of upside, but his inconsistency could prove detrimental to the coach's goals. With the team still in its development phase, a patient approach to player evaluation seems to be the strategy. This may not sound as encouraging as one may like or do enough to separate this season as something different than a failed one like in years past; however, I believe things could change for the better and that those who kept an eye on this team’s potential could reap the benefits of them playing the long game. Regarding Burks, he could be a viable streaming option in season-long formats, though his floor might be too low and his value too one-dimensional for a long-term hold. Nevertheless, his production is worth monitoring. Burks could be a suitable daily play on small slates and single-game contests, considering his price point and potential scoring upside. Burks has a usage rate of 19.5 percent and a plus-minus of 6.2. He is averaging 24.4 minutes, 15.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game while shooting 41.4 percent from the floor and 48.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Alec Burks (forearm) will be sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Burks is set to miss another game on Wednesday thanks to a lingering forearm injury. He's already had to miss a handful games because of it, and his next chance to play will come on Friday against the 76ers. Until then, Ausar Thompson will continue to get a large workload in his absence.
Alec Burks (forearm) is unlikely to play in Detroit's matchup against the Warriors on Monday.
Burks is dealing with an injury to his forearm that is likely to sideline him for a fourth-straight game on Monday. He's officially listed as doubtful, and there seems to be very little optimism that he will be cleared ahead of game time. Cade Cunningham and Killian Hayes will be in line for a ton of minutes on Monday if Jaden Ivey (illness) and Burks are officially ruled out prior to tip-off.
Alec Burks totaled 24 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3PT, 11-12 FT), four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in the Pistons’ 111-99 win over the Hornets.
Burks got aggressive in the Pistons’ win over the Hornets, finding himself taking frequent trips to the “charity stripe,” twelve to be exact, which certainly appears to be an outlier given his previous body of work in previous seasons. The twelve-year vet found some success in 51.0 games with the Pistons last year and should be poised to build on that momentum in this new-look Pistons squad. If Coach Monty Williams can get out of Burks what we know he can get out of his players, we could be looking at him leading a “second” starting rotation this season. His experience and subtle approach to the game could be an excellent addition to this new-look Pistons squad, and with new consistent direction and role identity, he could turn back the pages of time while playing for a team with a new found hunger for success. Last season, Burks averaged 22.0 minutes of playing time, 12.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the floor and 41.4 percent from beyond the arc. He is a worthwhile acquisition in deep-league formats, and certainly in play in daily formats as a cost-effective value asset for your lineups.