The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t tearing it down quite yet. But they are finally keeping their promise to Kyle Korver. Wednesday afternoon, they would trade him to the Utah Jazz. Of course, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski would break the story. And the Jazz aren’t sending too much (obviously) the other way.
Sources: The Jazz are sending a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick via the Wizards. https://t.co/qheV5oY3QS
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 28, 2018
As of right now, the Cavaliers are an Eastern Conference-worst 4-15. They’re 3-7 over their last 10 and Kevin Love is still out. Needless to say, they’re not going anywhere this season. Of course, they’re probably not going anywhere next season either. And Korver wants to play for a winner. Many months ago, he and the Cavs came to an agreement that they would trade him if (and when) LeBron James left. Then he left in the offseason, but Korver didn’t go anywhere.
As for the Jazz, they’re struggling along with a 9-12 record. Right now, that places them second-last out West. Still, they’re coming off a solid playoff run from a season ago — and Korver provides plenty of shooting. Across 16 games this season, he’s hitting 46,3% of his attempts from downtown. Utah will be hoping he can bring that success to the Jazz.
With a career clip of 43.2% on his resume, we assume he’ll do just that.