According to the Vertical, the Atlanta Hawks have finalized a deal to send Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers experiencing the injury bug close to the midway point of the season, it was only a matter of time before a move was going to be made.
The Cavs and the Atlanta Hawks agreed to a trade Thursday to bring Kyle Korver to Cleveland in exchange for Mike Dunleavy Jr. and a 2019 first round pick. Mo Williams will also be included in the deal.
Korver will likely fill in at shooting guard while J.R. Smith is out after having surgery on his thumb. Smith should return just in time for the playoffs.
The Cavaliers aren’t finished making moves just yet. They are also sending this year’s first round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a 2018 first round pick.
Korver has been a member of the Hawks since 2012 and he appeared in 32 games this season, averaging 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He is shooting .409 percent from the three-point line. His career percentage is 42 percent.
As one of the league’s most accurate shooters from deep, Korver should fit in nicely with the Cavaliers as LeBron James ranks second in the NBA in assists on made 3-pointers.
The Hawks on the other hand, appear to be in a rebuilding stage as they are planning on trading Paul Millsap as well. Dunleavy will become a Hawk for now, but there are doubts on whether he will remain there for the rest of the season.
This season gets more and more interesting each day.