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Kyle Korver | Guard/Forward | #26

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 212
College: Creighton
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (22) / BKN
Contract: view contract details
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The Cavs are unlikely to make any additional trades, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
"When the Cavs open the cabinet, they have nothing to give. I'd be stunned if they made a trade of consequence," said Windhorst. "The trade for [Kyle] Korver was a miracle. It almost caused a mutiny in the Hawks organization. That's it. The Cavs have made their moves." The Cavs will be paying $54 million in luxury taxes this season, so they're pretty limited in what they can do, although the buyout market could present another opportunity to add a piece such as Andrew Bogut (hamstring). Jan 18 - 10:42 AM

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Kyle Korver scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting with two rebounds and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Warriors on Monday.

He started the second half in place of Kevin Love (back), but aside from the three triples, Korver was exposed on the defensive end as the Warriors appeared to attack him on nearly every possession. In terms of fantasy, Korver appears to have found his shooting touch with a combined seven 3-pointers over his last two games. He's a great 3-point specialist, but he's not going to help you in many other categories.
Jan 16 - 11:16 PM

Coach Ty Lue said the Cavs will focus on running Kyle Korver off screens and pindowns, in order to get their new sharpshooter open looks.

We got a sneak peek at what that might look like Friday in Sacramento, as Korver scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including four made 3-pointers. Korver has knocked down more 3-pointers than any NBA player over the last decade and is now sharing the floor with the best passing forward of all-time, on a team that launches treys at a dazzling rate. Scoop up Korver off the wire if you need 3-pointers.
Jan 14 - 10:29 AM

Kyle Korver scored 18 points on 7-of-10 from the field against the Kings on Friday, adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

There he is. Korver only needed six attempts from deep after missing his first five attempts in his first two games as a Cav. Even though he is coming off the bench, Korver is still playing 13 minutes per game next to LeBron James. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues for owners needing treys.
Jan 14 - 2:04 AM

Kyle Korver scored two points with two rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He's off to a terrible start and hasn't even made a 3-pointer yet. Korver is a career 42.9 percent shooter from deep and LeBron James can make great shooters even better, so Korver should be in a position to thrive. His owners should stick with him for now.
Jan 12 - 1:08 AM

Kyle Korver said that LeBron James told him to "let it fly" when he's open.

"I’ll be ready. I’ve usually had to work pretty hard for my shots. Maybe there will be a few easier ones," said Korver. "[James] said if you catch it and you’re open let it fly. That shouldn’t be a problem... It will probably take a few games before we’re totally clicking and I know what’s going on all the way." Korver also said that this is the most talented team he's played for, and he should be getting a ton of wide open looks on that roster. It'll take a bit for him to get going, though.
Jan 11 - 2:22 PM

Kyle Korver made his Cavaliers debut on Tuesday but hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points and three rebounds in 18 minutes.

Korver, Iman Shumpert and DeAndre Liggins will handle shooting guard duties with J.R. Smith (thumb surgery) out, but given that Shumpert and Korver come off the bench behind the struggling Liggins, none of them look like great options right now. Just keep an eye on Korver in case he is able to catch fire for his new team.
Jan 10 - 11:44 PM

Kyle Korver will be available to make his Cleveland debut Tuesday in Utah.

Mike Dunleavy has completed his physical, thus making the trade official, so Korver will likely see some minutes off the Cavs' bench tonight. He should also eventually be able to overtake DeAndre Liggins for the starting shooting guard position in Cleveland, and with the amount of wide open looks he'll see playing alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, he's worth a speculative pickup in most leagues.
Jan 10 - 4:13 PM

Kyle Korver is hopeful that he'll be able to make his Cavs' debut on Tuesday vs. the Jazz.

Mike Dunleavy is no longer demanding a buyout, and he's expected to complete his physical in Atlanta on Tuesday, which would clear Korver for action. He's expected to come off the bench initially, but Korver should be able to eventually usurp DeAndre Liggins for the starting two-spot in Cleveland.
Jan 9 - 5:12 PM

Kyle Korver is not available to play vs. the Suns on Sunday.

The Hawks haven't completed their end of the deal yet, likely because Mike Dunleavy hasn't taken his physical, so Korver will watch from the sidelines in his first game as a Cavalier. The veteran sharp-shooter should be ready to debut vs. the Jazz on Tuesday.
Jan 8 - 7:11 PM

Kyle Korver is not expected to play on Sunday vs. the Suns.

Korver is expected to join the team this afternoon, but as of right now he's not allowed to play because Mike Dunleavy hasn't completed his medical with the Hawks yet. Barring a surprise, expect Korver to make his debut for the Cavs on Tuesday vs. the Jazz.
Jan 8 - 11:59 AM

The Kyle Korver trade was officially completed on Saturday, with the Hawks sending Korver to the Cavs for Mike Dunleavy Jr., Mo Williams and a protected 2019 first-round pick.

The protections on the first-round pick Cleveland sent to Atlanta are: top-10 in 2019 and top-10 in 2020. The pick then converts to two second-round picks in 2021 and 2022. Korver's fantasy value increases with the move to Cleveland, as he will benefit from playing alongside LeBron James, arguably the best passing forward in NBA history. Korver, who is shooting 40 percent on "wide open" 3-pointers this season, will see plenty of open looks as a Cavalier.
Jan 7 - 1:28 PM

Kyle Korver will begin his Cavs career coming off the bench behind DeAndre Liggins.

Coach Ty Lue told reporters on Friday that once the trade is finalized, Korver will come off the bench, at least initially. Nonetheless, Korver should still see plenty of playing time, especially while J.R. Smth (thumb) remains sidelined. Korver, who has made a league-leading 1,952 3-pointers since entering the NBA back in 2003-04, will also have an opportunity to launch plenty of open 3-pointers playing alongside LeBron James in Cleveland's 3-point happy offense.
Jan 6 - 10:30 AM

Atlanta is finalizing a deal to send Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers, according to The Vertical.

And we're off. The Cavs found their man to fill in for J.R. Smith (thumb) and perhaps Wednesday's loss to the Bulls was the straw that broke the camel's back. Korver automatically becomes the best shooting wing on the Cavs and his presence with LeBron James could be dangerous. The Cavs also take plenty of threes, so Korver should be firing away. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues. The Hawks wings all gain value with Kent Bazemore having the most appealing upside.
Jan 5 - 7:39 PM

Kyle Korver cooled off in a hurry on Wednesday, scoring two points on 1-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.

The veteran was riding high after a three-game stretch in which he averaged 16.3 points, 3.3 triples and 5.3 rebounds, but he couldn't keep it going vs. Orlando's defense tonight. Kent Bazemore, Thabo Sefolosha and Tim Hardaway Jr. all played well, which didn't help, and Atlanta's swingmen haven't been the most reliable bunch for fantasy purposes this year.
Jan 4 - 10:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen