The Cavaliers Have Traded Kyle Korver To The Jazz

REPORT: Cavs Trade Kyle Korver to Jazz for Alec Burks, 2 Future 2nd-Round Picks

REPORT: Cavs Trade Kyle Korver to Jazz for Alec Burks, 2 Future 2nd-Round Picks

There had been significant interest in Korver among multiple contenders.

Korver, 37, is averaging just 6.8 points in 15.7 minutes per game for the Cavaliers this season, but is shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 46.3 percent from deep.

After warming up twice on the Barclays Center floor in preparation for Wednesday's contest, Burks learned he was heading to the Cleveland Cavaliers with two future second-round picks and Kyle Korver. The trade might not become official until Thursday.

Burks is on a $11.53 million expiring contract, which could have value before the trade deadline. "Everyone was a little bit surprised", Allen said. "AB is my guy. I have always admired his shooting".

Information from ESPN's Bobby Marks was used in this report.

As sad as he is to see Burks go, after spending his eight seasons in Utah, Exum is also excited for what Korver can bring to the table.

For more on the Korver-Burks trade, visit this link.

Korver has played for the Cavaliers since 2017 and was a vital piece in the team's offense coming off the bench.

Korver returns to Utah, where he spent three seasons with the Jazz from 2007-2010, including making a career-best 53.6 percent of his three-pointers in 2009-10, which continues to be the best percentage in a single season in National Basketball Association history.

Before the trade, the Jazz had gone 9-12 overall, with one of their biggest problems a severe lack of 3-point shooting beyond forward Joe Ingles. "They're missing shots that they normally make so I think that's something we can definitely improve on".

While Korver will not be in uniform tonight, his new teammates will as Utah is scheduled to meet the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center (7:30 p.m. - Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension). He's never played more than 78 games in a season. The 37-year-old is making $7.56 million this season and is set to make $7.5 million next season.

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