NBA Report: Cavs Players Upset By Kyle Korver Trade to Utah 3
- Author: Angelo Rivera Nov 30, 2018,
Nov 30, 2018, 1:37
The first opportunity that Korver will get to play for the Jazz will be Friday night, when they continue an Eastern road trip with a game at Charlotte.
In search of more outside shooting and a jolt to their sluggish offensive, the Utah Jazz acquired Kyle Korver from the Cleveland Cavaliers for a pair of future second-round picks, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowki.
And it goes a long way toward explaining why the Jazz are 27th out of 30 teams in offensive rating.
The 37-year-old Korver is going back to Utah, where he played from 2007-10.
Per Spotrac, Korver has one season remaining on the three-year, $22 million contract he previously signed with the Cavs.
This season, Korver has still done pretty well with 6.8 points (on an effective field goal percentage of 62.5) and 1.8 rebounds, despite playing just 15.7 minutes per game, which is the lowest minutes average of his career outside of his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers (11.9, per Basketball Reference). The sharpshooter is making $7.5 million this season and has $3.4 million guaranteed for the 2019-20 season. While he didn't want to move his family during the season, he and his wife met in Utah and the family is familiar with the area, so if anything, at least they will move to a place that they not only are familiar with but like as well.
The rebuilding Cavaliers really had no role for Korver, who turns 38 in March, and had been looking to deal him prior to the February trade deadline. Also, that Wizards second rounder in 2021 may only be a second-round pick, but with the way things are trending in the nation's capital, that might be early in the second round.
For more on the Korver-Burks trade, visit this link.
The Cavs are trying to acquire young talent to help rebuild their team.