Cavaliers reportedly trade guard Korver to Utah Jazz


Heading into Wednesday night's matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, the Utah Jazz were the 28th best team in the National Basketball Association in 3-point shooting percentage.

Sources told FOX 8 that in exchange for Korver, the Cavs will receive Alec Burks as well as two future second-round draft picks. A person familiar with the deal said Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade veteran forward Korver to the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz, off to a 9-12 start, are sending second-round picks in 2020 (their own) and 2021 (from the Washington Wizards), per the report.

It's too bad the Cavs couldn't follow through and trade Korver during the offseason as he had asked, but this seems like a solid consolation prize for both he and the team, especially with what they acquired from the Jazz. Korver was traded to the Jazz during the 07-08 season and played for the J-notes till the end of the 2010 season.

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

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ESPN first reported the swap. But Korver's range should open the floor for Mitchell and others. 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.

The 37-year-old remains lethal as a shooter, however, hitting 46.3 percent of his 3-pointers, above his career average of 43.2 percent.

The 27-year-old Burks has battled injuries over the past few years.

In three seasons with Cleveland, he averaged 9.3 points per game, mostly scoring his points from jumpers and three-point shots.