Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Cavs’ return in Kyle Korver trade is a positive sign

Cavs’ return in Kyle Korver trade is a positive sign

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that Cleveland has traded Kyle Korver to the Jazz in exchange for Alec Burks and two future second-round draft picks.

From there, Korver played for the Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, and most recently the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He is headed to the Cavs with two second-round picks (reportedly in 2020 and 2021) in return for the veteran Korver, who is coming off a 22-point game Monday vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. Korver, 37, has been one of the most pursued available players on the trade market.

Korver is making his second stop in Utah, having previously played for the Jazz from 2007-10.

Burks is making $11.3 million this season and will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer. But Korver's range should open the floor for Mitchell and others.

Before the trade, the Jazz had gone 9-12 overall, with one of their biggest problems a severe lack of 3-point shooting beyond forward Joe Ingles. "I think everybody was a little bit surprised".

While Korver will not be in uniform tonight, his new teammates will as Utah is scheduled to meet the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center (7:30 p.m. - Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension).

The first opportunity that Korver will get to play for the Jazz will be Friday night, when they continue an Eastern road trip with a game at Charlotte.

The 27-year-old Burks has battled injuries over the past few years. For his career, Burks has averaged 9.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from 3-point range.

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