Alec Burks Placed In Walking Boot, Out For 7-10 Days

The injuries continue to pile up for the New York Knicks. Small forward Alec Burks has been placed in a walking boot and will be reevaluated in 7-10 days.

For the past couple of games, Alec Burks had been listed on the injury report with an ankle injury. He was listed as questionable but hasn’t played since December 27. Alec Burks was once a hot spark off of their bench. In three games, Burks averaged 20.7 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists. He has also shot 66.3 percent from beyond the arc and 53.1 percent from the field. He’ll be missed for the time being.

The Knicks’ wing depth continues to get smaller as Reggie Bullock is now questionable for tonight’s game against the Jazz with knee soreness.

So far this season, Bullock has averaged 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. His three-point shooting has been below average as his percentage lies at 30.8. This could be a blessing in disguise for the Knicks. Burks was a far better shooter.

Although, there are two players who are listed as probable. Point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and power forward Omari Spellman are those listed as probable. It’ll be interesting to see if Smith Jr. gets minutes due to the excellent play of Immanuel Quickley and Austin Rivers. Also factor in Elfrid Payton‘s solid scoring.

Spellman will likely get playing time as Obi Toppin remains out and Nerlens Noel remains questionable.

 

 

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