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Alec Burks

6' 6"
211 lbs
Jul 20, 1991
Grandview, MO, United States
2011 - round 1, 12th overall by Uta
2015 Regular Season
13.9 4.2 3.0 0.6 0.2

Burks will miss the rest of the season after surgery on his injured left shoulder.

Burks was averaging 13.9 points, a career-high 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season. He has missed the past two games because of the shoulder injury, which has bothered him at times this season. Burks had previously missed two games after he hurt the shoulder against Denver on Dec. 1 and had been treating the injury with physical therapy.

Burks finished with a season-high 23 points in a surprising win over Memphis on Monday.

Burks had totaled 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting in his previous two games.

Burks returned Monday from a left shoulder injury.

He scored 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting in a loss to Sacramento. He's averaging 16.5 in his last four games.

Burks had 20 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the reeling Oklahoma City Thunder 98-81 on Tuesday night.

Burks had 10 rebounds in a loss at Toronto on Saturday after averaging 3.3 in the first 10 games this season. He was averaging 13.5 points in his prior 11 games and had 10 or fewer in three of his previous four.

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Utah Jazz have agreed with Burks on a four-year, $42 million extension that could be worth $45 million after incentives.

Burks was the 12th overall pick in 2011. He averaged 14.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in his third season in the league last year and is off to a nice start this season with 16.5 points on 50 percent shooting in the Jazz's first two games.

Burks scored 18 points in Utah's opening loss to Houston on Wednesday.

Burks, who was 5 of 6 from the free-throw line, figures to provide some decent value to owners this season.