January 6, 2017

Cavaliers Nearing Agreement on Trade For Kyle Korver

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Cavs and Hawks talking trade for ATL's sharpshooter.

The defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers reached an agreement to acquire sharpshooting guard Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told The Vertical.

The Cavaliers and Hawks are still finalizing the terms of the trade, trying to find another team for Dunleavy, the Hawks receive a 2019 first-round pick, league sources said.

The Cavaliers and Hawks are planning on a trade call with the league office in New York to finalize the deal on Friday. Atlanta is willing to keep Dunleavy to make the deal work, but his $4.8 million salary this season doesn’t exactly fit their cap. After receiving the Cavs’ 2019 pick, Atlanta now owns six second-round picks over the next three years.

Atlanta is also in talks with several teams for forward Paul Millsap, who can become a free agent in the offseason. Toronto, Denver and Sacramento are among teams with an interest in Millsap, league sources said.

The Cavaliers lost their outside shooting when guard J.R. Smith went out for 10 to 14 weeks after having thumb surgery. Korver, 35, has averaged 9.5 points and shot 40.9 percent from 3-point range in 32 games this season and now make the Cavaliers maybe a clear favorite to repeat.

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