Kyle Korver returning to the Utah Jazz

NBA All Star Kyle Korver returning to the Utah Jazz. File Image: Wikipedia CC/ Erik Drost

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 28, 2018 (Gephardt Daily/UPI) — NBA sharpshooter Kyle Korver is returning to the Utah Jazz.

According to NBA sources, Korver was traded to the Jazz by the Cleveland Cavaliers who will receive Alec Burks and two future second round draft choices in the deal.

Korver was a former fan favorite in Utah playing for the Jazz from 2007-08 through the 2009-10 season.

During his time with the Jazz Korver set an NBA record, making 53.6% of his three-point shooting attempts.

The 6-foot-7, 212-pound forward/guard was averaging 6.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists this season. He appeared in 16 games this season for Cleveland.

Burks, 27, is averaging 8.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game this season. He appeared in 17 games for the Jazz. The No. 12 overall pick in the 011 NBA Draft has played in Utah for the entirety of his eight-year NBA tenure.

Korver, 37, averaged 9.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game during the 2017 season for the Cavaliers.

He joined the Cavaliers as part of a 2017 trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

The second-round pick in the 2003 NBA Draft also has also played for the Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls during his 16-year NBA tenure.

Korver was an All-Star during the 2014-15 season with the Hawks.

The 3-point shooter has been anxious to leave the Cavaliers who have won only 4 out of 15 games since LeBron James left to join the L.A. Lakers at the end of the 2017-18 season.


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