After the news that was released about Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis, it has raised a lot of eyebrows as well as a lot of questions.
After what happened with Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis people are now left wondering if the Raptors will indeed walk away from Davis or somehow decide to bring him back.
The Toronto Raptors take things like this very seriously so I wouldn’t be surprised if they decide to not bring back the rookie.
However, if they do not bring him back they will more than likely need a replacement player for him as they already have a handful of their own free agents as well.
3. Alec Burks – 29 years old – PG/SG
2019-20 stats – 66 GP – 15.0 PPG – 4.3 RPG – 2.9 APG – .418 FG% – .385 3P% – .887 FT%
Career stats – 495 GP – 10.3 PPG – 3.2 RPG – 1.9 APG – .422 FG% – .364 3P% – .791 FT%
At my number three spot on this list of three shooting guards that could possibly replace Terence Davis if the Toronto Raptors do indeed decide to part ways with their rookie, is Alec Burks. Now if you hear the name Alec Burks you’re probably thinking he isn’t a big name in the NBA, and you’re right, he isn’t but he doesn’t have to be a big name to get the job done. He isn’t somebody that would be a starter on this Raptors team but he is someone that would be coming off the bench, essentially replacing Davis’ minutes.
Burks who played in 66 games this past season split time between the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers and averaged a pretty good stat line in my eyes if we’re being completely honest right now. He averaged a pretty good 15/4.3/2.9 and also shot the ball pretty well from the field, three-point line, and free throw line as well on average 26 minutes a night.
Looking at his offensive numbers they’re there and they’re also decent but looking at his defensive numbers too they’re pretty average and I don’t think it would harm a Toronto Raptors team who already have great defensive players.
When looking at defensive stats I really like looking at two stats in particular and they’re steals and deflections. Now in the 2019-20 season, Burks averaged 0.9 SPG (steals per game) and also averaged 1.6 DPG (deflections per game) which is pretty average if you ask me.
He is currently coming off a one-year deal which paid him $2.3M so I don’t think his next contract would be anything too expensive, plus with the pandemic affecting money in leagues around the world, I don’t think a lot of players will be getting much of raises as we’ve seen in the past. (Stats from Basketball-Reference.com)