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Utah Jazz acquires Kyle Korver of Cleveland Cavaliers for Alec Burks, draft pick



Marcio Jose Sanchez

DOSSIER – In this June 12, 2017 archival photo, Cleveland Cavaliers goaltender, Kyle Korver, warms up before the fifth game of the NBA Basketball Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers, in Oakland , in California. Kyle Korver joined his two remaining parent brothers at the funeral of their younger brother on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Pella, Iowa. Kirk Korver, 27, died suddenly of an illness on March 20th. (AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Utah jazz has so far struggled to shoot from the perimeter and has traded for a familiar face to help fix the woes.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski announced for the first time on Wednesday night that Utah had acquired veteran and former Cleveland Cavaliers jazz player Kyle Korver. In exchange, said Wojnarowski, Cleveland will receive Alec Burks and two future round two selections.


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Korver, 37, is a 3-point shooter with 43% career. It had been reported in recent weeks that the Cavaliers made the Creighton product available for trade discussions. He played for jazz from 2007 to 2010.

There is one year remaining in his contract after this year, according to Basketball Reference. He will earn $ 7.56 million this year and his contract for next year is $ 7.5 million, although less than half is guaranteed.

Burks is in the final year of his contract with $ 11.5 million.

Jazz players reacted to the news as they prepared for Wednesday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets.

This story will be updated.


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