8 results for tag: Alec Burks
It all began All-Star Weekend when NBA commissioner David Stern gently picked up the Sacramento Kings and placed them on the tracks of the craziest roller coaster ride known to man. For months, the ride went up and down, side to side, splashing through pools of water, until a reprieve of sorts brought the ride to an abrupt halt. While plenty of fans were able to get off and take a break, the hardcore fan couldn't quite lift the hand rail and got locked in for another turnaround.That turn? Draft season.We've done our best to bring you top notch draft coverage through prospect profiles, podcasts with some of the most relevant guests and mock drafts from a variety of sources, so here is a recap.... More
A double-dip day for the Cowbell Kingdom podcast...Alec Burks - a real option for the Sacramento Kings at seven? We touched base with Coach Tom Abatemarco, formerly with the Kings, now an assistant at Colorado, for his take on the former Buffalo shooting guard.Highlights
- On Burks' shooting: "He has to get his base better on his feet. His feet are parallel, too close together. And we worked with him a little bit on changing that, but it's not going to happen overnight."
- On Burks' defense: "Sometimes Alec cruised and he was guilty of that. And as the year went on, he didn't cruise."
- On Burk's work ethic: "If you asked me this question earlier in the year, I would've said he really needed to improve. But as the year went on, his work ethic got better and better. He was in the office, seven in the morning watching tape with the coaches, he was doing extra work. I mean he really stepped it up and I think he has to step it up even more. I think there's still room for growth. "
With less than 48 hours to go until the 2011 NBA Draft, could the trade winds be picking up for the Sacramento Kings? We caught up last night with Kings beat writer Jason Jones to get his sense of what direction the Kings might take before the draft takes place Thursday.Highlights
- Jones on the Tony Parker trade rumor: "I know Tony Parker's not Chris Paul. But Tony Parker's still pretty good. And I'm thinking that (seven for Parker straight-up) may just be the starting point. But you have to assume that they're going to want to try to get a little more out of a deal than just the seventh pick, (and) who knows what that might be."
- And Raymond Felton: "People forget that when the New York Knicks were playing good earlier this year, Raymond Felton is being talked about as being an All-Star in the east. And he was playing some really good basketball and even when he got to Denver in the trade, I still felt like Raymond played well. He was coming off the bench, you know from starting to (becoming a) reserve, I thought he still played well."
- Alec Burks: genuine interest or smokescreen?
- Some discussion on his piece from Sunday's Bee about Hassan Whiteside.
Alec Burks and Klay Thompson, the two highest-rated shooting guards in the 2011 NBA Draft. This wasn't the first time these two have worked out against each other in a pre-draft workout, but it was the first time the Kings had two lottery-bound prospects who play the same position go head-to-head. Burks and Thompson headlined a group that also included small forwards Ravern Johnson and Jamine Peterson, as well as big men Greg Smith and Alex Stepheson.Video and analysis after the jump.... More
Alec Burks and Klay Thompson will headline Saturdays six pack of players working for the Sacramento Kings. They will be joined by Ravern Johnson (Mississippi State), Alex Stepheson (USC), Greg Smith (Fresno State), and once again, Jamine Peterson (Providence/NBDL's New Mexico Thunderbirds).Both Burks and Thompson are ... More
Alec Burks, Colorado (SG) Brandon Knight, Kentucky (PG) Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State (SF) Nolan Smith, Duke (PG) JaJuan ... More