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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 had right elbow surgery on Tuesday and the Hawks expect him to be fully recovered for training camp.
The surgery was to remove loose bodies in his shooting elbow, which makes it even more impressive that he knocked down 221 triples last season on 49.2 percent shooting beyond the arc. The 34-year-old also had ankle surgery in May and he could see his minutes scaled back slightly next season, but he remains an elite source of 3-pointers for fantasy owners. Jun 30 - 8:13 PM

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Kyle Korver will have surgery on his right elbow to remove loose bodies.

He's already recovering from right ankle surgery and chances are this surgery is less severe. Korver is on track to be ready for camp and hopefully this surgery doesn't affect his sweet stroke from 3-point range.
Jun 29 - 8:36 PM

Kyle Korver (ankle) said that he expects to be ready in time for training camp, but he said that he will be brought along slowly.

Korver had ankle surgery on May 27 to repair some ligament damage, but he should be 100 percent by the time camp rolls around. Even though the Hawks will bring him along slowly, it shouldn't take Korver too long to find his rhythm again. Korver averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 boards, 2.6 assists and 2.9 3-pointers during the regular season, and he should continue to be a solid middle-round target in fantasy leagues in the Hawks' free-flowing offense.
Jun 24 - 11:57 AM

Kyle Korver had right ankle surgery on Wednesday and will be out for three months.

He had surgery to repair ligament damage and should be back for training camp. Teams took a different approach on Korver during the postseason and did a much better job being aware of where he was without the ball. It'll be interesting to see if teams use this strategy next season. Korver is still going to be a middle-round target in fantasy leagues next season.
May 27 - 9:36 PM

Kyle Korver said he will undergo surgery on his severely sprained right ankle on Wednesday.

Korver sustained his ankle injury on a controversial play involving Matthew Dellavedova, who has also had postseason altercations with Taj Gibson and Al Horford. Dellavedova isn't making a lot of friends outside of Cleveland this postseason, and the Hawks may look to play some "aggressive" defense against him during Tuesday's do-or-die Game 4 in Cleveland. Hawks' coach Mike Budenholzer said he will discuss Korver's "situation" during his pregame availability, so we expect to get a rough estimate on Korver's recovery period then. Stay tuned.
May 26 - 5:55 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Justin Holiday
4Marcus Eriksson
SF1Thabo Sefolosha
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Tiago Splitter
3Mike Muscala
4Walter Tavares