Atlanta Hawks sharpshooting guard Kyle Korver was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Mike Dunleavy on Thursday evening, and although the terms of the trade haven’t been finalized yet, the trade is all but done.
The news of the trade came out just before the Hawks took on the New Orleans Pelicans at 8PM EST, and Korver was told by members of the Hawks that he would be unable to play and would be traded to Cleveland.
Korver, a 14-year NBA veteran, has spent his last four-and-a-half years with the Atlanta Hawks and was part of the Hawks team that won an impressive 60 games in the 2014-15 season before being surprisingly swept by the Cavs.
He boasts career averages of 10 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and two three-pointers per game on 42.9% shooting from downtown. On paper, a sharpshooter like Korver being paired with the incredible passing stars that Cleveland has along with other shooters on the team is an absolute perfect fit. Dunleavy was brought in for the same reason, and he couldn’t find his stroke while struggling through injuries.
Korver spoke when he found out about the trade and what it means moving forward.
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