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Kyle Korver | Guard/Forward | #26

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 212
College: Creighton
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (22) / BKN
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Kyle Korver (foot) will miss at least the next three games for Cleveland.
Korver is going to miss Monday's game in San Antonio, Thursday's game in Chicago and Friday's game against Philadelphia, and with the Cavs saying "at least three games," it seems there's a good chance he could miss Sunday's matchup with Indiana as well. Iman Shumpert (knee) will be joining Korver on the sidelines tonight, so J.R. Smith should get all the minutes he can handle. At this point in the fantasy season, Korver isn't worth hanging onto in most leagues. Mar 27 - 6:35 PM

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Kyle Korver (foot) said he will be re-evaluated prior to Thursday night's game vs. the Bulls.

Korver will not play Monday vs. San Antonio, so J.R. Smith should be looking at minutes in the 30s tonight. Korver has now undergone two MRIs on his sore left foot, both of which have come back clean, but he acknowledged that his foot "never really felt all the way right," when he returned on March 19 from a seven-game absence. With the Cavs focused on the Finals, Korver may not play again during the regular-season, so he's a cut candidate in all leagues.
Mar 27 - 2:36 PM

Kyle Korver (foot) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

Not good. He's dealing with left foot soreness again, the same issue that sidelined him for seven games earlier this month. Fantasy owners can't mess around during the playoffs, and considering coach Tyronn Lue doesn't know when the sharpshooter will return, it makes sense to evaluate other options. With Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) considered questionable, J.R. Smith should get a lot of burn.
Mar 27 - 11:12 AM

Kyle Korver scored 10 points with two rebounds and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

His playing time didn't change much even with Iman Shumpert (knee) not playing in this game. Korver isn't getting enough usage or minutes to be counted on while the Cavs are close to 100 percent.
Mar 25 - 10:13 PM

Kyle Korver (sore left foot) returned to action on Wednesday with nine points on 3-of-9 shooting, including a 3-of-8 mark from downtown.

"A lot of my shots are turning over this left shoulder," Korver said, explaining the cause of his recent injury. "That’s kind of the foot I’m planting on more. I think that’s kind of where I get the wear and tear I’ve had over the years." Korver logged 19 minutes in his return but he should be in the mid- to high-20s before long.
Mar 22 - 11:54 PM

Kyle Korver (foot) will play against the Nuggets on Wednesday night.

It will be his first action since Mar. 6. With Korver back, it'll be interesting to see how coach Ty Lue divides the minutes on the wing. Korver will have a lower upside, but he should be a solid specialist for treys going forward.
Mar 22 - 7:36 PM

Coach Tyronn Lue said he was unsure whether Kyle Korver (sore left foot) will be able to play Wednesday night vs. the Nuggets.

Korver has not played since March 6th due to the foot injury. He did state that he felt "a lot better" on Tuesday, so Korver is clearly headed in the right direction. We may be looking at a game-time decision Wednesday night. The issue for Korver owners is that even once he is fully healthy and active, Korver will have to divvy up minutes with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. Thus, it will be very difficult for him to match the numbers he was putting up his first few weeks in Cleveland.
Mar 22 - 12:58 PM

Kyle Korver (sore left foot) said on Tuesday that he was feeling "a lot better," and "well rested."

Korver added that his foot is feeling stronger, and with him getting in a full practice on Tuesday, it's looking like there's a chance we could see him back in action on Wednesday night vs. the Nuggets. Korver was playing well prior to going down, but that was with J.R. Smith on the sidelines, so it could be tough for him to replicate that production fighting for minutes with Smith and Iman Shumpert. We should get another update following shootaround, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues.
Mar 21 - 3:42 PM

Kyle Korver (foot) remains out and said there's "still something in" his left foot.

"It's getting better but it hasn't come along like I'd hoped," Korver said. "I should've stopped playing on it a week and a half earlier. Now that I'm out, we might as well let it come all the way back, but it just hasn't yet." Considering the Cavs have been careful with their guys, we're likely not going to see Korver for a few games at least. J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert will play a little more.
Mar 19 - 12:45 PM

Kyle Korver (left foot soreness) is listed as "out" in the game notes for Saturday's matchup with the Clippers.

This is merely a 'game notes designation,' so we will have to wait for a complete medical update from the Cavs before Saturday's game in L.A. Korver, who has missed five straight games, has begun participating in team practices and is headed in the right direction.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 17 - 12:26 PM

Kyle Korver (foot) participated during Wednesday's light practice.

Korver still hasn't officially been cleared to play, but head coach Tyronn Lue hinted that his return to action could come soon. However, with J.R. Smith back in the mix, it could be tough for Korver to replicate his production prior to going down, so he's not the strongest hold in standard leagues.
Mar 15 - 1:32 PM

Kyle Korver will not play Saturday vs. Orlando and could miss "a week or so" due to inflammation of a tendon in his left foot.

Korver said he has had the same injury "once or twice throughout his career, and it takes about that long - a week - for it to calm down." J.R. Smith (thumb) returned to action on Thursday and will eat up most of the minutes Korver leaves behind. Iman Shumpert and Richard Jefferson could also see a slight uptick in minutes.
Mar 11 - 11:51 AM

Kyle Korver (left foot soreness) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's matchup with Orlando.

The game notes aren't always accurate, so we'll have to wait for official confirmation from the team after shootaround on Saturday. Korver did not play Thursday; however, J.R. Smith did return to the Cavs lineup. Even when he is fully healthy, it will be difficult for Korver to maintain the same fantasy value with Smith back in the mix.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 11 - 9:21 AM

Kyle Korver (left foot soreness) will not play Thursday vs. Detroit.

While Korver will miss Thursday's game, he will be traveling with the team on their upcoming three-game road trip, so there's a chance we'll see him back in action for Saturday's game in Orlando. Korver has been a nice source of triples since joining the Cavs roster, but with news coming out today that J.R. Smith (thumb) is on the cusp of a return, Korver's value could start trending down over the next month. He's still worth hanging onto to see how this situation shakes out, though.
Mar 8 - 12:45 PM

Kyle Korver scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists and five 3-pointers in a start against the Heat on Saturday.

He's had a good weekend with the record-breaking 25th team triple in Friday's game and had the green light today. Korver has been on fire as a top-60 player since Kevin Love (knee) went down, but he's likely going to take a hit once J.R. Smith comes back. Feel free to keep using him, but just remember he'll be trending down later this month.
Mar 4 - 10:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Deron Williams
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Sanders