Burks signs with Warriors after initially committing to Thunder

Alec Burks appeared in 34 games last season with the Cavaliers, averaging 8.4 points.

Free agent shooting guard Alec Burks has decided to sign a deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

Burks had initially agreed to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but changed his mind and signed with the Warriors instead.

“Alec was extremely appreciative about how the Thunder handled the situation and he’s looking forward to his new opportunity,” Hensley told Charania.

After spending his first seven years with the Utah Jazz, Burks bounced around last season, appearing in 17 games with the Jazz and 34 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was then traded to the Sacramento Kings, where he appeared in 13 games.

Burks, 27, averaged 8.4 points with each the Jazz and Cavaliers.

The Thunder are going through a retooling phase after trading star forward Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers over the weekend and underrated reserve forward Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets on Monday.