2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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Alec Burks: 1 year, $2.3 million (Golden State Warriors)

Alec Burks originally agreed to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but in the wake of the Paul George trade, the organization allowed him (and Mike Muscala) the opportunity to re-evaluate whether they still wanted to join. Muscala will stay with OKC, but Burks is pivoting to a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors.

One could argue this is the kind of short-term pickup the Dubs should have been eyeing, rather than blowing up the core with the Andre Iguodala trade just to sign D’Angelo Russell. In any case, Burks is a decent depth move on the wing until Klay Thompson can return around the All-Star Break.

Burks was a train wreck with the Sacramento Kings last year, posting 1.7 points in 9.8 minutes per game while failing to make a single 3 in 13 appearances, but in 64 games overall last year, he posted a more respectable 8.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game while shooting 36.3 percent from downtown. If he can replicate those numbers, Golden State will happily live with that on a veteran minimum deal.

Grade: B