Trade Proposal Sends Pistons’ Alec Burks To Timberwolves

Alec Burks, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA trade rumors
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One NBA writer is proposing that the Minnesota Timberwolves acquire Alec Burks from the Detroit Pistons.

Dan Favale of Bleacher Report proposed the following trade idea between the Timberwolves and Pistons:

Minnesota Timberwolves Receive Alec Burks

Detroit Pistons Receive: Troy Brown Jr., Shake Milton, Utah’s 2025 second-round pick

The Pistons are expected to move Burks before the February 8 trade deadline since they have the worst record in the NBA and Burks is better suited to play for a winning team. Favale believes Burks can help the Timberwolves offensively.

“Finding someone who can elevate the minutes Mike Conley and/or Karl-Anthony Towns log without Anthony Edwards is more Minnesota’s speed. Burks isn’t a caps-lock PLAYMAKER, but he can run the offense in blips if you’re willing to stomach his occasionally hijacky leanings,” Favale wrote in his NBA trade proposal. “The Timberwolves should be able to generate enough secondary passing from him and Jordan McLaughlin. Burks’ shot-making is the meat and potatoes of his appeal—specifically from the outside, where he commands attention both on and off the ball. He has converted 39.5 percent of his standstill triples and 38.6 percent of his pull-up treys for the season.”

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Alec Burks, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves Updates

Burks is averaging 12.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks this season while shooting 39.7% from the field, 40.3% from beyond the arc and 90.0% from the free-throw line. He’s making $10.5 million in the final year of his contract.

Burks is a proven bench scorer who can score a lot of points in a short amount of time. On January 15 against the Washington Wizards, Burks scored 34 points in 28 minutes. He also had 33 points in 29 minutes versus the Milwaukee Bucks on January 20.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Alec Burks, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves Updates

A Colorado product, Burks has career averages of 10.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks with the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks and Pistons.

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