On a completely unsurprising note, the Phoenix Suns have just waived Kyle Korver, a move that was completely expected as just $3.44 million of his $7.5 deal were guaranteed.
The Suns have acquired the veteran swingman on the Josh Jackson trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, after being shipped there as a part of the move that sent Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz.
Korver, at age 38, may not be as quick as he used to be on terms of lateral quickness and could be a bit of a liability in the defensive end, especially in the playoffs.
However, he’s always been reckoned as one of the deadliest three-point shooters in the history of the game, so there’s definitely going to be a lot of market for his services.
As a matter of fact, Slamonline reported that the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Lakers have inquired about the possibility of signing him on a veteran minimum deal before the start of the season.
The Bucks were the best team in the Eastern Conference last year but lacked three-point specialists from time to time, and Korver has already shown the best of his game under coach Mike Budenholzer’s command, so there’s no wonder why they’d be interested in signing him.
The Philadelphia 76ers lost JJ Redick in free agency when he decided to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, so they’re really in need of another shooter that can help them stretch the floor as they make another run at the NBA Finals.
As for the Los Angeles Lakers, Rob Pelinka has really put together a nice, balanced core full of veterans and great role players, and Korver looks like a tailor-made fit next to players of the likes of Anthony Davis and LeBron James, who he knows from his brief tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers.