NBA Report: Cavs Players Upset By Kyle Korver Trade to Utah 3

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Utah Jazz fans have been somewhat disgruntled to start out the season due to the team's lackluster play and the seeming failure of the plan to rely on continuity to spur the squad on to new heights.

The Cavaliers have reportedly traded veteran sharpshooter Kyle Korver to the Jazz in exchange for guard Alec Burks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Cavs got outstanding efficiency from Korver in his time in Cleveland, and I wish him the best the rest of the way.

And it goes a long way toward explaining why the Jazz are 27th out of 30 teams in offensive rating.


Korver, though 37, is still capable of being a key bench contributor on a contender, given his shooting ability from the perimeter and the spacing he provides other players by making the fourth-most three-point shots all-time (and doing so on a lifetime 43.2 percent clip).

Kyle Korver has finally been traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Korver is averaging just 6.8 points per game in 15.7 minutes a night, both of which are his fewest since his rookie season in 2003-04. 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.

Korver is under contract for one more season after this - he is due $7.5M for 2019-20. For his career, Burks has averaged 9.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from 3-point range.


Korver is making his second stop in Utah, having previously played for the Jazz from 2007-10.

With the Utah Jazz struggling from 3-point range this season, the team made a move Wednesday to address the deficiency.

The Cavs are trying to acquire young talent to help rebuild their team.


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