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In a shocking blockbuster move that changed the entire complexion of the 2016-17 NBA season. The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired sharpshooter Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks. One of the greatest shooters of his era, Korver will change everything for the Cavs with his ability to splash the three ball. The 35-year-old has the eighth highest three point percentage of all-time. Via The Vertical:
The world champion Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement to acquire guard Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told The Vertical.
The Cavaliers and Hawks are still finalizing the terms of the trade, with additional players moving, league sources said. The Cavaliers are likely to send guard Mike Dunleavy Jr. to a third team, sources said.
Korver bolsters the Cavaliers’ shooting and wing rotation with guard J.R. Smith out for 10 to 14 weeks because of thumb surgery. Korver, 35, has averaged 9.5 points and shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range in 32 games this season. For the Hawks (19-16), this could signal a change in the franchise’s direction, with prominent free agents Paul Millsap and Thabo Sefolosha valued assets on the trade market.
The Cavaliers would add $1.3 million to their luxury tax bill with the acquisition of Korver.