Where does Alec Burks fit?

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Where does Alec Burks fit?

I've seen some places have him late lottery and other top 6 so Im just wondering where you guys think he fits best? I think Utah is an obvious fit since they really need a 2 as well as Milwaukee.

I think the Warriors can use him as well seeing as though they have a terrible bench and he could be a good 6th man as well as the Suns wh's wings are getting older and need to draft some sort of young scorer for the future.


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This is a weak draft for

This is a weak draft for shooting guard and I dont see why from what people describe of him. I only him half a game if that. He seems like a more athletic Evan Turner. I don't see why he doesnt got top 5. He may need to work on his 3 point shooting though.

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Either Utah or Milwaukee

The best fits for Burks is Utah and Milwaukee. Warriors already have Ellis who I've heard they have wanted to trade him but my question is why, when Ellis and Curry are still the most potent scoring combo in the league. Why would you want to break that up. Both players have embraced their roles and are playing great. Why fix it when it ain't broken?

Sheltwon said it best Burks is like a more athletic Evan Turner, so with being more athletic I don't see why he can't be a top 6 pick. In my opinon the Bucks have two needs, SG and PF. Unfortunately this is a really weak draft for SG so which ever team needs him first will most likely draft him, that's Utah. So Bucks will probably end up having to fill their PF need first, and wait till their 40th pick to get a SG. Hopefully Thompson, Leslie, Bogdanovich, Lighty or Brooks are still available by then.

The Suns could also use him, but I just don't see Burks still being available after the top 10 especially with this weak of a shooting guard draft class.

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The W's dont want to deal either

Thats why I said Burks would be a good 6th man for them. We have 3 needs, a center, 3rd guard and defensive minded backup wing (Tony Allen type of guy). Drafting Burks would be a move to try and get a 6th man

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Jimmer is a better sixth man than Burks

@nateoak: I think Jimmer would be a better 6th man than Burks. Jimmer can shoot the lights out and just knows how to score. Just what a sixth is called upon to do. Burks is still struggling with his shot. He is very athletic and can pass very well, but his shot still needs work. I don't about you but I'd much rather have a 6th man that can shoot and score like crazy then a 6th man who is still having trouble finding his own shot.

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But Burks would give us some added defense and size Jimmer cant

We dont need more outside shooters but more slashers like Burks. Burks is a great 6th man fit here and is a good scorer. He shoots 46% and has a solid TS% so his scoring isn't an issue.

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I'd like Burks to end up in

I'd like Burks to end up in Cleveland, depending on where their lowest pick falls. They need a SG, SF and PG for the rebuild. Seeing as SFs are more abundant/better quality in the 2012 class I'd take Burks and a PG to get that young back-court sorted for the future. Plus, taking a player like Burks who still needs to work on his game means you're still going to end up a strong chance of getting a top 5 pick next season, which Cleveland definitely needs.

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Alec Burks is a very good

Alec Burks is a very good offensive talent, but he doesn't give added defense at all. He's a below average defender and even though he can get steals, he's more of a risk taker than a gy who's gonna shut down his matchup. I don't think a team that's picking Burks should look to pick him as a defensive stopper. I doubt that he'll ever be that. He will be a versatile scorer though I'd say.

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He's long and lanky

And very athletic , he has really good defensive potential. And he gives more defense then Jimmer get and that was my main point

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He wouldn't make much of a

He wouldn't make much of a difference defensively than Fredette, especially in the short term. People attack Fredette's defense, and even though Burks and Terrence Jones for example may have better physical tools, it doesn't mean they will be much better on D at all. Burks' contribution in the NBA will be much more about his offense than D, so to me it's a moot point that he has "defensive potential" because of his physical tools. He's not a defender. Alec Burks will never be a guy who plays more than average defense. It's just not his nature as a player, unless he does a 360 and shows some stuff he has never shown in the 2 years I've seen him at Colorado.

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