Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder Look To Improve Bench Shooting With The Signing Of Alec Burks

Craig Hofeld


Royce Young announced on Twitter this afternoon that the Thunder will sign Alec Burks.

Burks played for seven and a half seasons with the Utah Jazz after being selected 12 overall by the franchise in 2011. He has since bounced around from Cleveland to Sacramento. He shot 35% from beyond the arc in his career, and has averaged 9.5 points per game.

Given his abilities to both handle and shoot the ball, Burks will bring the bench unit a much needed boost on the offensive side of the ball. Thunder fans can expect to see Burks play anywhere from 10-20 minutes per game. While he won’t necessarily play a huge role on this roster, he is the exact guy the Thunder has been needing off the bench.

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