Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Is Former Cavalier Shooting Guard a Good Fit for the Utah Jazz?

Is Former Cavalier Shooting Guard a Good Fit for the Utah Jazz?

Kyle Korver, sharp shooting extraordinaire and consummate pro, has been traded by the Cavaliers to the Utah Jazz for guard Alec Burks and two future second-round picks, ESPN and others have reported.

Korver, 37, arrived in Cleveland in January of 2017 in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks and inked a multi-year contract with the Cavs in July of that year. Korver played for the Jazz from the 2007-08 season through the 2009-10 season, so this will be a homecoming of sorts for him.

Korver is returning to a place that he called home for parts of three seasons a decade ago.

The Cavs are just 4-14 in their first season since LeBron James left again. "I think Kyle Korver can help out with that but overall I don't think we're a bad-shooting team". They're unexpectedly in the bottom-five teams in the Western Conference and have been struggling to get anything going after a more-than-promising preseason. In those games, he averaged only 6.8 points per game, but maintained his legendary prowess in 3-point shooting at a rate of 46.3 percent.

Korver's contract has a $7.56 million cap hit this season and $7.5 million for 2019-20.

Per Woj, the picks in question are the Jazz's 2020 second round selection and a 2021 second-rounder from the Washington Wizards.

Korver has put up 6.8 points and 1.8 rebounds for Cleveland so far this season and is averaging 15.7 minutes per game.

This will be the second-time in his career that he has been a member of the Utah Jazz. The Cavs, however, have only won four games this season and are now in last place in the Eastern Conference.

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