The Dallas Mavericks made two trades at the end of January, adding a pair of centers: Willey Cauley-Stein and Justin Patton. They don’t appear to be done.
Dallas is searching for a piece on the wing and sources tell Heavy.com that the team has real interest Alec Burks. The Mavericks had a scout at a recent road Warriors game, examining Burks’ game up close among other players.
Burks is making just $1.6M on a veteran’s minimum deal.
“Burks is a natural scorer. His issue has always been health,” a rival executive said of the scoring guard.
The Jazz selected the shooting guard with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2011 draft. However, injuries kept him from reaching his full potential during his seven-plus season in Utah.
This year in Golden State, the 28-year-old is averaging 16.1 points per game. He’s shooting 37.5% from behind the arc and could be a nice piece to a contender off the bench. For the Mavericks, he would be a nice option off the bench, securing the second-unit while Luka Doncic sits.
Burks Sets Good Example as Veteran Leader
Draymond Green said that Burks and Glenn Robinson III have each been lead by example guys for the young Warriors squad.
“They have brought experience,” Draymond Green said after the team’s matchup with the Wizards on Monday. “They both have played extremely well this year. Just being a couple older guys, that neither one of them say much, but they are more lead by example guys and they will teach where they fell they can. They have definitely brought some good energy to this team and some great leadership.”
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