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Report: The Cavaliers Are Looking To Trade Kyle Korver


With LeBron James making the big move to the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, the Cavs are now looking forward to one of their worst seasons to date next season. Last year’s Cavs were built around LeBron James, so the absence of their centrepiece has left a huge hole in their lineup.

The Cavs have made it clear they’re going into rebuild mode, looking to trade other keys players such as Kevin Love, George Hill, and even Kyle Korver in exchange for younger pieces and picks. Korver is now 37-years-old and the Cavs don’t see a future with him anymore. Being one of the most renowned 3-point shooters in the league, he still remains a liability on defense. Cleveland is looking to give their young core big minutes this season and give them the opportunity to develop, which will be hard to do if Korver is taking up minutes at the SG spot.

Korver is worth $7.56 million next season, and $3.44 million of his $7.5 million salary the following season is guaranteed. Korver would be a good asset for a team needing a great 3-point shooter. His contract isn’t too high either, which wouldn't make him a burden on the acquiring team. Korver averaged 43.6% from the 3-point land in 73 games this past season while making 2.2 3-pointers per game.

Korver is known for his elite 3-point shooting, currently holding two NBA records. He has the NBA record for most consecutive games with a made three-pointer at 127 games. The streak eventually ended on March 5, 2014. He also has the record for the highest 3-point percentage ever in a season averaging 53.6% for the Utah Jazz in 2009-10. The 2015 All-Star is one of the best 3-point shooters we have ever seen and can be a great asset for any competing team in the league, even at 37-years-old.