The Knicks want to acquire Alec Burks from the Pistons

According to NBA insider Ian Begley of SNY, the New York Knicks want to acquire Alec Burks from the Detroit Pistons.

Burks played for the Knicks from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

“Alec Burks is still on New York’s radar right now,” Begley wrote. “The Knicks can offer Detroit a draft pick and a player package to get Burks. There’s an element of familiarity here because Burks played — and played well — for Tom Thibodeau and the Knicks in 2020-21. I would expect New York and Detroit to stay busy on Burks as we get closer to Thursday at 3 p.m.

Burks averaged 12.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists this season, shooting 38.8 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 89.8 percent from the free throw line. He will earn $10.5 million in the final year of his contract.

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