Cavs trade Korver to Jazz

Hope Soto
November 30, 2018

This will be Korver's second time playing in Utah, with the first outing taking place from 2007 to 2010. Burks, 27, had averaged 8.4 points in 15 minutes a game for Utah this season.

The Cavaliers have been shopping Korver and guard JR Smith, who recently left the team.

Korver, one of the best long-distance shooters in National Basketball Association history, is going to the Jazz in exchange for guard Alec Burks and two future second-round draft picks, said the person who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the swap has to be approved by the National Basketball Association. The team sent him over to the Philadelphia 76ers the same night. Whether it's Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, or other young players, that group has gotten much more of an opportunity to produce than veterans not named Tristan Thompson.

Burks, meanwhile, leaves the only franchise he has ever known.

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However, the forte of his game, has been as a slasher rather than a shooter - he is a career 42.5-percent shooter from the field, and a 35.5-percent shooter from deep. After starting strong shooting the ball, he dipped to 42.2 percent overall, and 37.2 percent from deep - albeit on 2.5 attempts per game. Simply put, if Quin Snyder's team can't make 3-pointers, the very thing his offense is created to do, it's nearly dead on arrival. In return, they'll be sending Alec Burks and two future second round drafts picks to the Cavs. "Everyone was a little bit surprised", Allen said.

But while he's sad to see one of his teammates go, he's also excited to see what Korver can bring to the team. I wish him the best in Cleveland. The sharpshooter is making $7.5 million this season and has $3.4 million guaranteed for the 2019-20 season.

Burks is on a $11.53 million expiring contract, which could have value before the trade deadline.

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