Alec Burks is heading to the Big Apple. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks have made their first free agent deal of 2020-21, having agreed to sign guard Alec Burks to a one-year, $6M contract, agent Alex Saratsis tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.

New York has approximately $37M to spend in free agency if chooses to do so, and Burks is the first reported agreement.

Signing Burks on a one-year contract helps to preserve New York’s cap room for next offseason. He played a combined 66 games last season for the Warriors and 76ers, averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in those contests. Burks is a career 36.4 percent three-point shooter and should emerge as a rotation piece for the Knicks next season.

Burks has a history with Knicks assistant general manager Walt Perrin, Ian Begley of SNY TV notes. Perrin was in Utah’s front office when the Jazz drafted Burks in 2011.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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