2011 NBA Draft Grades: Alec Burks Goes No. 12 Overall to the Utah Jazz
After taking center/power forward Enes Kanter third overall, Utah went into the backcourt and selected the combo guard Alec Burks from Colorado.
At first, it may appear as a not so great pick, but when you look at the Jazz now, they’re definitely building in the right direction.
Devin Harris, whom they acquired from a 2011 trade with New Jersey is a decent guy to run the point.
Then at shooting guard there’s Gordon Hayward.
Alec Burks fits in behind both because he has that uncanny ability to play either position.
Now, although he is for certain, more like a shooting guard, but he’ll be a solid backup to Harris at the point as well.
That said, he adds youth, talent, and depth to a team desperately needing just that.
If you look into their frontcourt, there’s Andrei Kirilenko at small forward (backup C.J. Miles), Paul Millsap at power forward (backup Derrick Favors), and Al Jefferson at center (soon to be Enes Kanter).
There’s depth and talent all across the board in Utah, so don’t be surprised if the Great Salt Lake makes their way back to the NBA playoffs.
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