Rumor 2: Kyle Korver for draft picks
Kyle Korver will get the Cleveland Cavaliers assets when the organization decides its time to trade the 3-point assassin.
And that could be sooner than later as Cleveland looks to deal him, according to Amico Hoops writer Ashish Mathur.
The expectation is that Korver will bring the Cavaliers draft picks in return, Mathur wrote.
The scribe isn’t wrong. Korver is still very valuable at one trend that isn’t going out of style: long-distance shooting. Plus, he’s set to hearn just $7.5 million this season, as well as next year.
That’s a minimal price to pay in today’s NBA for someone who has a skill capable of changing the outcome of a game. Additionally, Korver’s contract is only partially guaranteed next season. If a team decides to waive him before July 7, 2019, they’ll only pay half of his salary.
Don’t look for that to happen, though.
Korver shot .436 from 3-point range last season, including 51 percent from the corner.
He’s a specialist in every since of the word, because he’s still a liability on defense, but NBA teams know that.
Someone will happily trade a draft pick for Kover.