Now, thanks to a trade agreed upon in principal with the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, they'll also have the NBA's No. 1 spot-up man: Kyle Korver.
Vertical Sources with @ShamsCharania: Atlanta is finalizing a deal to send guard Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 6, 2017
Going to Atlanta in the current framework of the trade, which has yet to be made official, will be a protected 2019 first-round pick, Mo Williams, and Mike Dunleavy, the last of which the Hawks are trying to move. This according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Earlier this week, Korver lamented his being involved in trade rumors.
“The NBA is a great job,” Korver said. “It’s a great job. I wouldn’t have any other job. But living stability is not one of the strengths of this job. You don’t know where you are going to be tomorrow. We don’t get to plan things out. That’s just part of this great job that we get to do."
But if you're going to get traded, LeBron James' defending champion Cavs isn't a bad squad to end up on. Especially for a man of Korver's particular talents.
LeBron James ranks 2nd in the NBA in assists on made 3s.
Kyle Korver is a 42.9% 3-point shooter in his career. https://t.co/Ifl2Svftvt
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 6, 2017
Atlanta recently signaled to the league that they are willing to listen to offers for All-Star forward Paul Millsap in addition to Korver and Thabo Sefolosha, all of whom are playing in the final year of their contracts.
Trusted NBA league source on Korver being shipped to Cleveland…. "Brother.. this is just first domino to fall."
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) January 6, 2017