Cavs trade veteran sharpshooter Korver to Jazz for Burks, picks
The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Per the report, the Jazz will send shooting guard Alec Burks and two second-round draft picks (in 2020 and 2021) back to the Cavs.
Korver, 37, had been rumored to be involved in talks with the Philadelphia 76ers for second-year guard Markelle Fultz all week. But the Cavs merely kicked the tires on potential deal that would've sent Korver and a protected pick to the Sixers.
Korver has played in Utah before (2007-10) and is said to be looking forward to a return. The Jazz need some perimeter shooting after making a surprising run to the second round of the playoffs last season. Korver has the potential to add that.
He scored 22 points in his final game as a member of the Cavs, including 6-of-9 shooting on 3-pointers Monday in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the game, Korver told reporters the Cavs "are trending in the right direction."
For the season, Korver is averaging 6.8 points and shooting 46 percent from the field overall, and 46 percent on threes. He came to the Cavs from the Atlanta Hawks in 2016 in a trade for Mike Dunleavy Jr. Korver appeared in each of the previous two Finals with the Cavs.
Burks, 27, has only played for the Jazz during his seven-year career. He is averaging 8.4 points in about 16 minutes per game.