Though many Jazz fans were disappointed when Jimmer Fredette was selected as the 10th pick by the Milwaukee Bucks (then abruptly traded to the Sacramento Kings) in the 2011 NBA Draft, the selection of Alec Burks as the 12th pick was a great one by GM Kevin O’Connor and the Jazz management team.
Burks is exactly what the Jazz need to complement their frontcourt of Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. Burks can get to the basket with his speed and length, and he can draw contact and hit free throws when on the line.
His abilities can help spread the floor for Utah and his development this year should be a crucial concern for Tyrone Corbin and the Jazz coaching staff.
The following are keys to his improvement.