Jazz trade Alec Burks to Cleveland for Kyle Korver


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Kyle Korver is coming back to the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz have traded Alec Burks and two second round draft picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Korver.

The 37-year-old sharpshooter spent two and a half seasons with the Jazz from 2007 to 2010.

The trade has not been officially confirmed by the Jazz.

The Jazz (9-12) have been determined to thrust themselves out of an early-season slump and pursued Korver to deepen their ability to spread the floor with their shooting. Korver, 37, has been one of the most pursued available players on the trade market.

Utah is 29th in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 31.9 percent.

Utah is sending 2020 and 2021 second-round picks to Cleveland, ESPN is reporting.

Korver previously spent three seasons in Utah, from 2007-10. It was while a member of the Jazz that he set the NBA single-season record for 3-point accuracy, making 53.6 percent of his attempts during the 2009-10 season.

Since then, Korver has played with the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and Cavaliers.

Korver has made 2,238 career 3-pointers, fourth-most in NBA history and tops among current players.

The 27-year-old Burks has battled injuries over the past few years. He’s averaging 8.4 points and 15.8 minutes this season.

Burks’ expiring contract — $11.53 million — could have value prior to the February trade deadline. The guard also has $1 million of unlikely bonuses in his contract.

Korver’s contract has a $7.56 million cap hit this season, and $7.5 million for 2019-20. His salary for next season includes $3.44 million guaranteed, with the full amount becoming protected if he’s not waived by July 7.

The Jazz are playing at Brooklyn Wednesday night.

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