A reunion between the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons shooting guard Alec Burks may not happen. James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reported that the Pistons are not as eager to trade Burks as previously thought, saying:
“As for Burks, the Pistons believe they have a chance to retain the veteran this summer,” Edwards III informed readers. “But I have a feeling that two really good second-round picks, at a minimum, would make Detroit consider a move before the deadline”.
The Knicks have seven second-round picks in the next two drafts. Knicks president Leon Rose has the flexibility to offer multiple picks for Burks while enjoying six first-round picks in the same span.
At 32 years old, Burks still possesses the ability to move forward as a winning scorer. Burks has had four games with 25 or more points this season. The Knicks know all too well what a spark he can be off the bench. If the front office is able to pull off a trade, Burks would be a high-quality replacement for absentee Immanuel Quickley off the bench.