Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are reportedly trading PG Mo Williams and a protected 1st round pick to the Hawks in exchange for Korver. Furthermore, former second round pick Cedi Osman, who’s currently playing in Turkey, could be a part of the package.
Korver, 35, is averaging 9.5 points, 2.3 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 season. Korver, who played college basketball at Creighton, holds the NBA record for the highest three-point field goal percentage in a season with 53.6%. Korver was drafted 51st in the 2003 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets and became an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2015. He previously held the NBA record for most three-pointers in consecutive games with 127.
The Hawks, who are in the thick of the playoff race at 19-16, currently occupy the fifth seed. As for the reigning NBA champions the Cleveland Cavaliers, they are sitting comfortably in the East’s top overall seed with a record of 26-8.
The Cavs, who already appeared to have a cake walk back to the NBA Finals, are now all but a lock with the addition of one of the most effective and efficient three-point shooters in NBA history.