New York Knicks: Ranking the 5 best shooters on the roster

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New York Knicks Top-5 Shooters: #3 Alec Burks

Alec Burks is probably the most forgotten about player on the New York Knicks roster. You’d think someone with his level of sauce — the dribble combos, hot-streaks, and lights-out shooting, that he would have more of persona within the Knicks fan culture but really, he flies under the radar.

New York just inked Burks to a 3-year, 30 million dollar deal. While Burks is going to be a part of the team’s second unit, he proved last season just how important of a role he can play should other players go down with an injury.

Burks has come into his own as a scorer over these last few seasons. Last season was his second consecutive year shooting just under 42% from 3.

While Alec Burks is still a complementary piece, he can step up when called upon. He’s a lot more than just a spot-up shooter.

Last season, Alec Burks shot a ridiculous 46.5% on pull-up 3-pointers (3-point shots coming off the dribble) which was the highest percentage of anyone on the Knicks. He’s an underrated ball-handler and he’s someone who can get their own shot.

Remember game-1 of the playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks? The one where the Knicks lost by just 2 points and Trae Young shushed the crowd? I know many of us have suppressed the memories of that series or maybe keep them tucked away in therapists’ offices, but there were some details throughout that series that shouldn’t be forgotten.

The only reason New York was even in that game was the fact that Alec Burks went nuclear. When New York’s offense was malfunctioning, it was Alec Burks who bailed them out. He finished that game with 27 points. 

Alec Burks could be in line for a 3rd straight season shooting over 41% from deep.