Jazz Trade For Korver

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The Utah Jazz are shipping shooting guard Alec Burks and two future second-round picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for sharpshooting veteran Kyle Korver, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The second-round picks being sent are coming from the Washington Wizards. They include a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick.

This will be Korver’s second tenure with the Utah Jazz. He was in Utah from the 2007-2010 NBA seasons. In the 2009-2010 NBA season he led the NBA in three-point field goal percentage with a stunning 53.6%.

Furthermore, the 37-year old veteran has averaged 6.8 points on 46.1% shooting from the field and 46.3% from beyond the arc in 15.7 minutes per game so far this season.

Adding Korver will help improve the Jazz’s three-point struggles, as they are ranked 29th in the league in that department.

Finally, Bobby Marks of ESPN notes, Korver has a $7.56MM cap hit this season and will earn $7.5MM in 2019-20. His salary for next season is only guaranteed for $3.44MM before July 7, 2019.

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