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Alec Burks -- The Swag Strikes Back: The Downbeat #1465

Contractual Swag Year

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

We have talked many times this summer how this upcoming season is a contract year for Alec Burks. It seems that the Jazz may want to lock Burks up before the season starts.

Let's hope that they do. I believe that the Jazz could offer Alec more than what the market may offer him and still have a team-friendly deal that helps them. The Jazz have a tremendous bargaining chip with Alec this year. That chip? Something-something not Tyrone Corbin.


That's right, Alec Burks is swoll. Swaggy and swoll. Looking at the pictures of Alec he looks like a professional basketball player now. He's going to be able to hold his own and he's going to be a pleasure to watch.

I'm not sure how to take this, but it seems like an underhanded cut at Alec Burks. Let me know if I'm mistaken.

David Locke: You mentioned Alec Burks I think he's a really interesting player. On one level you're asking players to play in this flow, on another level you're asking players to play inside this concept. ... The phrase I've heard on him before is "He doesn't know what he's doing so how are his teammates supposed to know what he's doing?"

Yes, sometimes Alec can play a little out of control, but he plays aggressive. Maybe compared to Tyrone Corbin's death march to the lottery of an offense Burks looked out of control, but can we really make any judgements on a player inside of Corbin's offensive system? The only players Tyrone Corbin's offense allowed to flourish were aging veterans. Even so his offense didn't allow them to flourish, his short-sighted vision which allowed these veterans to play so many minutes allowed them to flourish AKA put up meaningless production.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

In the name of Jerry Sloan. Amen.

Swag on, Burks. Swag on.

Question: Is it one of those where there's very few guys that guard you that you feel like you wouldn't be able to get a step on to get to the hoop?

Burks: In myself and my ability, I feel like I can get by anybody. That's the type of player I am.