Cavaliers trade Kyle Korver to Utah Jazz


The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, which ended the veteran's almost two years as a member of the team.

The Jazz will welcome Korver's three-point shooting and veteran presence with open arms; Korver actually was on the Jazz for three seasons earlier in his career as well, and he could give them an added spark in spurts for the postseason if they get there (which I believe they will).

"I was surprised", Jazz star Donovan Mitchell said of the deal that was agreed to shortly before Utah's 101-91 victory in Brooklyn. "I'm sure there's a lot I can watch from him and it will be cool to have that up close".

Information from ESPN's Bobby Marks was used in this report. He became expendable this season in Cleveland as the Cavs are in rebuilding mode after losing LeBron James as a free agent and are acquiring assets.

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Burks' expiring contract - $11.53 million - could have value prior to the February trade deadline. The talented perimeter shooter has played his part on all of his teams, but he has been traded yet again.

Burks is 10 years younger than Korver.

Burks, another shooting guard Cleveland may or may not deploy in their rotation, has averaged 8.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and 1.6 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game this season. "I think Kyle Korver can help out with that but overall I don't think we're a bad-shooting team". 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. He's been on the trading block for most of the season and had drawn interest from several teams.