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Marvin Williams nicknamed Alec Burks ‘Easy 20,’ which makes no sense

Dec 17, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

Alec Burks, Andre Miller

Alec Burks scored a career-high 31 points against the Heat on Monday night, so let’s all overreact.

That should be easy for Marvin Williams, who’s been overreacting to his Jazz teammate’s good play for a while. Via Aaron Falk of The Salt Lake Tribune:

“He had a hell of a game,” Utah forward Marvin Williams said afterward. “I’ve been calling him Easy 20. He scores 20 points easier than anybody I’ve seen. I’m gonna start calling him Easy 30 now.”

Easier than anybody he’s seen? Either Williams is terrible at handing out nicknames or playing for one of the league’s worst offenses has skewed his perspective.

It’s nearly impossible to find a measure that shows Burks has anywhere near an easy time getting 20-point games.

He has four 20-point games this season, tying him for 71st-most in the NBA. That hardly qualifies as easy.

But two of those 20-point games came on just 11 shots, which seems pretty, easy right? Well, Wesley Matthews and Chandler Parsons have three 20-point games on 11 or fewer shots, and six other players have two such games.

It’s not like Burks built this reputation in previous seasons. The third-year pro had only one 20-point game in his first two years.

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And don’t get me started on “Easy 30.”

Burks has now joined 52 other players with 30-point games this season, 27 of whom have multiple 30-point games. And judging by shots, Burks’ 31 point on 17 attempts didn’t even have the easiest 30 of the night. The Wizards’ Martell Webster scored 30 points on 13 shots.

So I have no idea what Williams is talking about.

Or maybe this is one of those times you call a tall guy “shorty,” a fat guy “slim” or a blonde “red.”

  1. illegalblues - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    what is the exact point of this article? yeah man, marvin williams really crapped the bed on this one. lmao, he don’t even know basketball. trying to give some confidence to a youngster and be a good teammate LOL. someone better quarter him for this insolence.

    • basketballhooper1 - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      hahahahahahaahah, jesus that made me laugh man! 😀

  2. illegalblues - Dec 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    did u know grey aliens impregnated the virgin mary and that’s why jesus is white???

  3. deanlinares - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Calm down there little guy. All he was saying is he can easily score points. Don’t blow it out of proportion now.

  4. orangebuff - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    What is your problem with Alec Burks? It seems that we should be congratulating him on having a great game, not bashing him. Oh, and Williams nicknamed Burks ‘easy 20’ because of the relaxed, easy style Burks plays with, not because it is easy to score that many points in a game. Duh

    Go Buffs!

  5. vikesdynasty - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Glad the twolves traded this guy :/ Franchise has a curse of crap picks. Even without Kahn we still screw up.

    • leftofcenter83 - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Alec Burks was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2011 Draft at #12. He was not drafted by the Timberwolves. He has never played for the Timberwolves.

      • JMClarkent - Dec 17, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        While not much better, I think he meant Marvin Williams, who I am pretty sure he is confusing with Derrick Williams.

    • illegalblues - Dec 17, 2013 at 6:27 PM

      pretty sure you’re thinking of trey burke. rookie point guard. alec burks was drafted with utah’s own pick a few years ago.

  6. timberwolvesbrisin - Dec 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    this article writer should feel bad. who cares? why is this a story. get back to talking about the heat, lakers, knicks, and nets…

  7. vikesdynasty - Dec 17, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Oops. Yeah I just figured it was another blunder by my squad. This makes me feel a little better anyway. Trey Burke is going to be a good one too

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