According to reports, The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded sharpshooter Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for guard Alec Burks and two future second-round picks.
Korver, who is a career 43.2% 3-point shooter after 16 seasons in the NBA, was playing for the Jazz at one point of his career – 2007-2010.
The 37-year-old who can play a combination of shooting guard or small forward, brings priceless experience to the young roster at Salt Lake City. The veteran would most likely be deployed as a back-up to Jae Crowder or Joe Ingles and be a mentor to Grayson Allen, who is struggling from beyond the arc this season (28.6%).
The Jazz needs to pick up their perimeter shooting and space the floor more for wonderkid Donovan Mitchell to create more driving opportunities and also the drive and kick, a now staple in the league. Despite having several 3 and D players on their team, the Jazz are ranked third last in the league with a mere 31.8% from deep.
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Reports have already suggested that the Cavaliers are also intending to let George Hill go, together with JR Smith who has openly requested for a trade.
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