3 surefire destinations for Kyle Korver

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

An upgrade over Marco Belinelli, Korver is the kind of high-I.Q., motion-heavy shooter that fits seamlessly in Brett Brown's offense.

This upcoming season will be Korver's 16th in the league. But Korver and George Hill have contracts that aren't fully guaranteed past this season, and prior to acquiring Hill the Cavaliers reportedly inquired about a buyout in advance of the possibility James would leave in free agency. On the latter path, according to Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com, the Cavaliers are shopping Kyle Korver.

Korver is due to make $7.56 million next season, and the $7.5 million in 2019-20.

The Cavaliers are looking for a first-round pick in exchange for Korver and all three teams are reluctant to give that up Amico also mentions.

This past season with the Cavaliers, Korver averaged 9.2 points and shot an impressive 43.6 percent from three-point range off the bench. However, with his departure, players like Korver are significantly less valuable. This time around, it looks very unlikely that they get that nice of a return for the 37-year-old sniper. At worst, Cleveland can at least gain some cap room in two years, while allowing Korver to have a shot at winning his first National Basketball Association title before he decides to call it quits. Korver doesn't check that box, but he brings too much offensive value not to pursue. Judging by the way Osman's form has changed from beyond the arc, it's obvious Korver has been his mentor over the past year that the Turkish star has been with the Cavs.

Out of the three teams, however, the Sixers could definitely use Korver's three-point shooting to pair with J.J. Redick. He deserves to have an opportunity to be traded somewhere that he can have a legitimate shot at a championship every season until he retires.

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