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Jazz acquired Korver for Burke, picks

01 December, 2018, 09:46 | Author: Lora Ball
  • NBA trade rumors Cavaliers trade F Kyle Korver to Jazz

He was instrumental in the Cavs' two trips to the NBA Finals.

He was an energizer bunny for thee Jazz squad and seemed to always provide a play that brought the crowd to their feet but in terms of consistent producer, he frequently wasn't a great option.

Rookie guard Grayson Allen confirmed the reported trade of Utah Jazz teammate Alec Burks to the Cleveland Cavaliers for sharphooting wing Kyle Korver, with Allen telling reporters he was "shocked" when Burks told him of the deal.

For Korver, Cleveland will get Utah's 2020 second-round selection along with Washington's 2021 second-rounder.

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Burks' expiring contract - $11.53 million - could have value prior to the February trade deadline.

Information from ESPN's Bobby Marks was used in this report.

Korver, who ranks fourth on the NBA's all-time list for three-pointers made with 2,238, has played 16 games for Cleveland this season, averaging 6.8 points.

Kyle Korver has finally been traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers. At 10-12, the Jazz have been a disappointment so far.

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"I mean we're not a bad 3-point shooting team, I think guys are just missing shots", Jazz forward Derrick Favors said. "They're missing shots that they normally make so I think that's something we can definitely improve on".

One of the worst teams in the National Basketball Association, instead of focusing on playing the veterans such as JR Smith and Kyle Korver, the Cavs have tried to go with their youth instead. In those games, he averaged only 6.8 points per game, but maintained his legendary prowess in 3-point shooting at a rate of 46.3 percent.

The 27-year-old Burks has battled injuries over the past few years.

The Creighton star played the bulk of three seasons with Utah as a support player, but didn't get the run he did in his latter years with the Philadelphia 76ers, another team that had him in its crosshairs, hoping to set up a return for a fan favorite.

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