Published: Mon, January 09, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

What The Kyle Korver Trade Means To CLE/ATL

What The Kyle Korver Trade Means To CLE/ATL

Atlanta dealt sharpshooter and former All-Star Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers and is weighing its options with Paul Millsap. This was already one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the league; they set the record for most made threes in a playoff game a year ago with 25 vs. the Hawks.

He spent the last four-plus seasons with the Hawks and ranks first on the team's all-time free-throw percentage list at 88.7 and third on the club's all-time three-point field-goals made chart with 818 three-pointers.

The proposed trade between the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers, in which the defending champs receive Kyle Korver for Mike Dunleavy Jr. and a 2019 first-round pick is now official.

Dunleavy, who the rebuilding Hawks were reportedly going to ship to another team, was a huge disappointment after being acquired by Cleveland in the offseason.

The Cavaliers are certainly set at the starting point guard spot, now manned by Kyrie Irving, who enters play on Friday averaging 23.9 points and 6.0 assists per game. On the one hand, you want to be happy for him (because) he's going to a really good team. Only after they successfully traded the Portland Trail Blazers their 2018 first-round pick back for their 2017 first-round pick could they complete the Korver deal.

"I've been in this game long enough to know that you can't project who's going to be there at the end", Cleveland reserve James Jones said, himself a top-flight shooter. Korver averages about five catch-and-shoot jump shots per game, hitting 44 percent of them.

"Especially a guy who can move without the ball the way he moves coming off screens and things like that, there's no better guy", Lue said.

Korver, in his 14th National Basketball Association season, is now averaging 9.5 points and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 40.9 percent from three. Korver's a ideal fit for their drive-and-dish-for-three predilections, especially given the prolonged convalescence of starting two-guard J.R. Smith from thumb surgery late last month. Teaming up with LeBron James should make every other National Basketball Association team cringe. The rich just definitely got richer. By ridding themselves of Williams $2.1 million contract, $2.1 million contract, the Cavs opened up a roster spot to fill the back-up point guard spot.

"The NBA is a great job", Korver recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. According to FOXSports, aside from his injury, Griffin will become a free agent after this season and might as well trade him and get a valuable asset in return.

While LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have and will do the heavy lifting for the Cleveland Cavaliers, a number of role players have complemented them en route to the Eastern Conference's best record at 26-8.

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