Pistons guard Alec Burks is receiving interest from a number of playoff-caliber clubs, league sources tell Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.
Burks is having one of his best seasons as a pro off the bench for the Pistons, averaging 14.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, and 2.2 APG in just 22.0 minutes per contest (30 games). His 44.7% three-point rate is a career high, as is his 46.4% mark on shots from the floor.
Burks is earning approximately $10MM this season and has a $10.49MM team option on his contract for 2023/24. According to Scotto, the Pistons are a pretty safe bet to exercise that option if Burks remains with the team for the rest of the season, since it’s a team-friendly price based on his production and his veteran presence. With that in mind, Detroit could always trade Burks in the offseason or even at the 2024 trade deadline, so the club won’t have to simply settle for the best offer in the coming weeks.
Here’s more from Scotto:
- The Knicks‘ asking price for Cam Reddish is a pair of second-round picks, league sources tell Scotto. The Lakers and Bucks are among the teams who have inquired on the fourth-year forward, Scotto adds.
- The Bucks are also one of the clubs to inquire on Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley, along with the Mavericks, Wizards, and others, says Scotto. However, Quickley has been playing some of his best basketball as of late and New York’s asking price is significant (at least a first-round pick), reducing the odds that he’s moved.
- Addressing the possibility of a Caris LeVert/Tim Hardaway Jr. swap between the Mavericks and Cavaliers, Scotto confirms a couple of concerns from Cleveland’s side first voiced by Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. The Cavs would be hesitant to take on Hardaway’s contract, which has two years left beyond this season, according to Scotto, and may be seeking extra compensation in any deal due to a belief that LeVert is a better overall player.
11 thoughts on “Scotto’s Latest: Burks, Reddish, Quickley, Cavs, Hardaway”
I would LOVE for my Hawks to bring Cam Reddish back down south for Justin Holiday & a pair of 2nds. That wouldn’t be a bad deal for NYK either… I wouldn’t mind if we got Burks or Kelly Oubre for Justin, Kaminsky & a pair if 2nds either
As a mavs fan. I would love to see hardaway gone, not because i diskike him its because i want green and hardy to get more playing time. When THJ is hot, HES HOT and will knock in 4-5 3s. but then there are other games where he is 2 of 10 and 3 or 4 of them will be bad contested shots. I rather just see Josh Green and Jaden Hardy get more PT. I see hardy as a flamethrower off the bench like Jordan Clarkson has been the past couple of years, he just needs more reps.
Mavs need another shot creator something that Levert and bogdanovic can do. Would love (no pun intended) get kevin love but I think cavs organization loves him too much
Remember when you compared Reddish to McGrady?
That was adorable.
Lol I love that you remember that. But if you’ve ever seen those 2 guys play & have any type of feel for the game then it should be obvious why someone would compare those 2 guys. I’ve compared Cam to Paul George & Ausar Thompson as well. Their similarities should be obv for any basketball fan to see
Cam’s HS highlight mixes =/= Paul George
Don’t really love giving up Reddish for 2 seconds, but at this point, any asset we get for a guy out of the rotation is fair value I guess. But Quickley for a late first is absurd! I’m not even so high on him, but he is way more valuable as our first guard off the bench
Burks was a good Knick. But I guess we wouldn’t have the cap to trade a Reddish for him back?
Because otherwise, wouldn’t the Pistons do that?
NYK were looking to move either IQ or Rose earlier in the year, but at this point (with Rose out and not looking great), it would make no sense to move IQ for a pick(s). As part of a larger deal for an upgrade this year perhaps.
Unless the NYK do a larger deadline trade and the counter party wants Reddish (both seem doubtful right now), two remote 2nds and an expiring deal would be great. Even one 2nd, if it’s likely top 10 this year.
Lakers send Pat Bev, Nunn, ‘27 1st round, and 2 x 2nds for Bog and Burks. To make salary work, lakers sign Dudley for $5m (prorated) and inc in trade. Lakers send $5m in cash (prorated).
That deal might actually get the Lakers back on top. Just sucks when you bring in LeBron and he forces you to basically add two other max guys. One is injured a lot and one was always a bad fit. So now they’re forced to have no depth and a weak roster around him.
Then he basically threatens to leave you if the team keeps losing because losing isn’t in his DNA. So now they basically have to trade what little of their future is left to get him to stay.
I swear I can’t imagine any other NBA superstar pulling this kind of crap besides Durant.
I can see that’s one way to look at LBJ. But the other is reality. If you get the right guys now, you might pick up a trophy or two. And those are hard to come by. He pushed back on the statement about trying to give advice on roster shape. Said it was all about his responsibility in the clubhouse with players. The makeup of roster isn’t his responsibility. But I do think that’s not always how it pans out. Westbrook was never a good fit. However, with the trade I suggested above, and WB playing better, you can keep all these guys next year including WB with bird rights. If they stay the course and let WB go, they create $30m in cap space and that’s not going very far if you like Bryant and Reeves