Cavaliers trade Kyle Korver before matchup against the Thunder


He played 50 games with the team that season, then two more seasons with the franchise.

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 Cavs got outstanding efficiency from Korver in his time in Cleveland, and I wish him the best the rest of the way. While still shooting 46.3 percent from beyond the arc, the 37-year-old was also shooting the least amount of shots (4.8 field goals per game) since his rookie season as well.

Kyle Korver has finally been traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He's averaged 6.8 points in 16 appearances this year. He was traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Jazz on December 29, 2007, playing in 180 regular-season contests during those three campaigns. The 2021 pick is via the Washington Wizards.

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Burks' deal is set to expire after this season, and he will be an unrestricted free agent. The sharpshooter is making $7.5 million this season and has $3.4 million guaranteed for the 2019-20 season. They began this season thinking they could compete for a playoff spot while developing young players, but after a coaching change and rash of injuries, Cleveland's priorities have shifted and the team decided it was time ship Korver elsewhere.

With the Utah Jazz struggling from 3-point range this season, the team made a move Wednesday to address the deficiency.

It's too bad the Cavs couldn't follow through and trade Korver during the offseason as he had asked, but this seems like a solid consolation prize for both he and the team, especially with what they acquired from the Jazz.