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Kyle Korver | Guard/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 212
College: Creighton
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Kyle Korver (ankle) is seeking a second opinion, and there has been no decision made on whether or not he needs surgery.
Teammate DeMarre Carroll got the wheels spinning when he suggested Korver would need surgery, but that is premature and inaccurate at this point. Korver will see a foot and ankle specialist before a course of action is determined, and while it's possible he could have surgery, nothing has been decided. The Hawks have said there is no break of any kind in Korver's ankle, but a severe sprain could involve ligament tears, swelling and bruising among other damage. We need to wait for an official diagnosis before speculating any further, but don't expect to see Korver again this postseason. May 25 - 10:06 AM

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DeMarre Carroll said after Sunday's Game 3 loss that Kyle Korver (ankle) will require surgery and could miss 4-6 months.

Korver has yet to have a second opinion and the team hasn't announced the severity of his injury, so this is all speculative for the moment. "[Korver] is one of our starters and he's gotta have surgery, he's out 4-6 months," Carroll said. His comments came in the context of Matthew Dellavedova's controversial play on Al Horford during Game 3, but Carroll's references to surgery and a timetable are too specific to ignore entirely. We'll update Korver's status once the Hawks provide more information.
May 25 - 1:41 AM

Kyle Korver (ankle) will not play in the remainder of the postseason due to a "severe right ankle sprain."

Ouch. While Korver hasn't been great in the postseason, his presence for spacing has been essential to the Hawks' offense. The Hawks haven't been the same due primarily to their struggles from beyond the arc and that burden has just grown with this loss. Kent Bazemore will likely start next to DeMarre Carroll on the wing. Dennis Schroder and Shelvin Mack will also have to step up. The Hawks may also use Mike Scott as a floor spacer in some lineups, which they did on Friday.
May 23 - 2:53 PM

Kyle Korver (ankle) will have more testing on his right ankle to determine if surgery is necessary.

The Hawks do not sound optimistic on Korver and he could miss time. He tweaked his ankle on Friday night while diving for a ball and did not return. If Korver needs to miss time, the Hawks will shift Kent Bazemore over to the wing with DeMarre Carroll. Expect Dennis Schroder to play more as well.
May 23 - 2:43 PM

The Hawks are reportedly less optimistic about Kyle Korver's ankle than they were about DeMarre Carroll's knee the morning after his injury.

We are expected to get a full diagnosis soon, so we should know more details shortly. X-rays taken after the game were negative, but it's possible that Korver could be dealing with a lot of swelling and this report is pretty concerning. If Korver is forced to miss any time, Kent Bazemore is going to have to step up in a big way. Expect another update shortly.
May 23 - 11:29 AM

Kyle Korver scored 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound and one steal in 32 minutes, but left the game late after hurting an ankle and did not return.

Korver left with the game basically in Cleveland's hands so it's possible the injury is less serious than more serious, and X-rays taken after the game were negative. Kent Bazemore (12 minutes, seven points, one steal) would step into some more minutes if Korver can't play in Game 3, and Dennis Schroder (13 points, 6-of-11 FGs, 12 minutes) could also get more minutes as long as he didn't shoot himself into the doghouse tonight. We'll update Korver's status as soon as we learn more.
May 22 - 11:14 PM

Kyle Korver made just 3-of-5 from the field for nine points in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

He killed the Cavs throughout the regular season, so the Cavs looked to have made a conscious effort to limit his looks. His defense was also not very good tonight. Korver is having a sub-par postseason after tearing it up in the regular season.
May 20 - 11:19 PM

Kyle Korver made just 1-of-8 from the field against the Wizards on Friday night for two points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

Even when Korver is off, just the threat of him making shots is enough to make him effective. The Wizards and Nets both refused to have Korver's man help on defense and that may have explained why the Hawks had so many layups tonight.
May 15 - 10:26 PM

Kyle Korver hit just 1-of-5 shots (a 3-pointer) for three points in Wednesday's thrilling win over the Wizards, but it was a big one.

Korver hit a shot from way behind the 3-point line with about five minutes left that appeared to inspire his team. Al Horford backed it up with a 3-pointer and those six points were the core of a key 14-0 run for the Hawks. Korver has really struggled during the playoffs, but also came through with five rebounds, six steals and two blocks in tonight's must-win. He's not playing well enough to rely on in fantasy, but his long bomb was one of the keys to Wednesday's win.
May 13 - 10:54 PM

Kyle Korver struggled with his shot during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Wizards, scoring 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting, to go with five rebounds, three 3-pointers and one block through 38 minutes of action.

Some of Korver's misses were of the wide-open variety, and it looked like the Hawks were a bit gassed in this one after having just finished their first-round series against the Nets on Friday. We'd expect a bit of a bounce-back performance from Korver during Game 2 on Tuesday.
May 3 - 4:55 PM

Kyle Korver hit 6-of-10 shots (all threes) for 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in Friday's Game 6 win over the Nets.

When Korver is humming the Hawks can beat anybody so seeing him get back on track has been good news for Atlanta. The top-end talent he'll face against Washington next round includes Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce and Otto Porter Jr, so the guys with the athleticism to chase Korver around are young and the guy who knows all Korver's tricks is probably going to be calling for lots of switches. We'll see if they can keep up.
May 1 - 10:46 PM

Kyle Korver scored 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

It was easily his best game and the Hawks gave him a ton of off-ball screens to help get him free. Korver attempted 12 treys today and he's pretty much been a one-trick pony for the Hawks offense. It's a pretty neat trick, though.
Apr 29 - 9:52 PM

Kyle Korver made 6-of-16 from the field for 16 points against the Nets on Monday with 11 rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

He missed three 3-pointers in the last 45 seconds of the game and forced all of them. The Hawks came up with some very creative ways to get Korver some looks, but he still couldn't come through today. He'll look to turn it around at home on Wednesday.
Apr 27 - 9:52 PM

Kyle Korver managed to score just two points against the Nets on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 1-of-8 from the field.

He was forcing shots and the Nets clearly went into today with a plan to keep Korver in check. He only had one 3-point attempt in the first half and a lot of credit should go to Bojan Bogdanovic. Expect the Nets to keep a guy on Korver throughout most possessions in Game 4 like they did today.
Apr 25 - 5:35 PM

Kyle Korver lit up the Nets on Sunday for a team-high 21 points on 6-of-12 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs, making five 3-pointers with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

The entire league has Korver highlighted in scouting reports, but knowing what he does and being able to stop him are completely different things. His off-ball movement and the Hawks' passing are both exemplary, but Brooklyn will need to cool him off to avoid falling into an 0-2 hole during Game 2 on Wednesday.
Apr 19 - 8:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Jenkins
4Austin Daye
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Elton Brand
4Mike Muscala