Update #1, July 8, 2:27 pm: In light of the Paul George trade and Oklahoma City’s change in direction, the Thunder gave Burks their approval to seek deals elsewhere. He’s agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a contract with free agent swingman Alec Burks, Royce Young of ESPN reports. Burks split last season across three teams but ended the campaign with the Sacramento Kings.
Although Burks played a bit role in Sacto, he averaged 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in 27 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’ll sign on with a cash-strapped Thunder team and provide additional depth on the perimeter.
Burks is fresh off of a rookie scale extension which began in 2014-15 and paid him approximately $40 million.