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Utah Jazz Rank: Alec Burks ranked as 9th most valuable player

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Is he Utah’s most important offseason addition?

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Alec Burks brought in 61% of the vote to be ranked as the 9th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster. At face value, 9th might sound like a poor spot to be on an NBA roster. But this isn’t your typical NBA roster. The Utah Jazz are one of the deepest teams in the NBA, where even the 9th guy in the rotation looks primed to make an impact.

Alec Burks has had an unfortunate few injury-riddled years. By the time he got back, he’d been replaced on the depth chart and has had to work his way back into any sort of role. His patience paid off as he had a few great minutes during last year’s playoffs. Overall last year the 7th year guard out of Colorado averaged 7.7 points and 3 rebounds in 16.5 minutes a game.

The veteran Burks is heading into a contract year and would love to prove that he’s still got that NBA talent he put on display a few seasons ago. Will he finally remain healthy? Can he maintain consistency? Will he be able to fit in Quin Snyder’s ball-movement system? Will he play enough defense? I look forward to seeing these questions answered over the next few weeks and months.

Poll

Who is the 8th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Dante Exum
    (143 votes)
  • 0%
    Derrick Favors
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Donovan Mitchell
    (5 votes)
  • 25%
    Jae Crowder
    (136 votes)
  • 0%
    Joe Ingles
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Ricky Rubio
    (3 votes)
  • 43%
    Royce O’Neale
    (228 votes)
  • 0%
    Rudy Gobert
    (4 votes)
525 votes total Vote Now