Kyle Korver to Cavaliers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

January 5th, 2017 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in need of reinforcements at shooting guard ever since J.R. Smith had thumb surgery, which is expected to sideline him for another few months. They made a major move Thursday when they acquired Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania.

Korver confirmed the move Thursday, per Justin Verrier of

On Saturday, the Cavaliers announced the trade became official, as the Hawks sent Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a future first-round pick, Mike Dunleavy and Mo Williams.

Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters on Saturday he does not expect Williams to be a part of the Hawks' future, and they traded for him to help make the deal work.  

On Friday, Wojnarowski noted moving Williams as part of the deal saves Cleveland $5.4 million in salary and tax. Wojnarowski reported Thursday the Cavaliers and Hawks initially sought a third team for Dunleavy.

Wojnarowski noted the Hawks ...

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