Atlanta Hawks Trading Kyle Korver To The Cavaliers, All But Wraps Up The Regular Season

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.

Vertical Sources with @ShamsCharania: Atlanta is finalizing a deal to send guard Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 6, 2017

Not sure if this is out there yet – I hear Mo Williams is Atlanta bound along w/a heavily protected 1st from Cavs for Korver @BBallInsiders

— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) January 6, 2017

A name that could come to Hawks is Cedi Osman. Former second-round pick playing in Turkey.

— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) January 6, 2017

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