Written by: James R. Harrison Jr. (@JamesHarrisonII)
According to The Vertical, the Atlanta Hawks are finalizing a deal Thursday night to send shooting guard Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A 42% shooter from range over his career, the sharpshooting Korver is averaging 9.5 points per game and 40.9% shooting from behind the arc in 2016-17.
With the injury to J.R. Smith that will sideline him for a considerable amount of time, the Cleveland Cavaliers would likely slot Korver into their starting rotation immediately. With Korver reportedly gone, and the Hawks actively shopping forward Paul Millsap, it’s conceivable to think that the Atlanta Hawks have transitioned themselves into rebuilding mode.
It is unclear at this time what the Atlanta Hawks will receive in exchange for Kyle Korver, but we will update as more details become available.
UPDATE (7:25 CST)
Sources: Atlanta and Cleveland are finalizing terms on Korver deal, with Mike Dunleavy Jr., likely moving onto a third team through Atlanta.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 6, 2017
UPDATE (7:59 CST)
According to Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers are trading their 2017 first round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for their own 2018 first round pick, and trading their protected 2019 first round pick and Mike Dunleavy to the Atlanta Hawks for Kyle Korver.