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Knicks re-sign Alec Burks to 3 yr/$30M deal

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A prominent bench piece will be around a while longer.

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The Burks is back.

The Knicks’ first official move of free agency was re-signing bench scorer and fourth-quarter maestro Alec Burks to a three-year deal worth $30M. For a team looking to strengthen at the wing and facing the possibility of losing both Burks and Reggie Bullock, this is a sensible deal for a player who provides depth, continuity (remember how much better Bullock and Julius Randle were in year two together) and was a Lenny Harris-level pinch hitter manning the point when the Knicks needed someone to.

Burks, who just turned 30, averaged 12.7 points per game last year, fourth on the team, setting career highs in 3-point attempts per game (5) and accuracy from deep (42%). He was frequently the Knicks’ best player in fourth quarters and had more than a few nice moments off the dribble. Does this move impact the organization’s feelings regarding Bullock, Derrick Rose, Evan Fournier, DeMar DeRozan, etc.? I dunno. We’ll see.

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