Despite having one of the worst records in the NBA today, Cleveland Cavaliers veteran Kyle Korver believes that there is still a lot of hope for the struggling Cavs.
Following his team’s 102-95 loss to the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves, Korver explained why he believes that all is not lost for the 4-15 squad:
“Hey, come on, the Cavs are going in the right direction,” Korver said, via Chris Fedor of cleveland.com. “We’re going in the right direction. We had a tough stretch. We’ve got to keep on bringing the same juice, we’ve got to keep on getting better, keep on learning, keep on building our chemistry and all these things.”
Korver is not completely wrong here. The defeat to the Wolves on Monday broke a two-game winning streak for the Cavs, who were able to double their total wins on the season in the span of two days. Both victories came at the expense of two contenders — the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets — which just goes to show that the Cavs still have a lot of fight left in them.
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For his part, though, Korver is currently in the midst of his most miserable year as a member of the Cavs. In 16 appearances for the team, the 37-year-old is averaging career lows in scoring (6.8), 3-pointers (1.6), rebounds (1.8), and minutes played (15.7).
Nonetheless, Korver’s veteran presence appears to still hold some value for head coach Larry Drew. This is especially true in the wake of J.R. Smith’s trade demands.