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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:44 AM

Kyle Korver Open To Return To Jazz

 

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By Bill Oram and Steve Luhm | The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Feb 27 2013 11:02 pm • Last Updated Feb 27 2013 11:42 pm

The Jazz addressed their outside shooting issues by signing Randy Foye last summer. But if the Jazz are looking for help again this offseason, Kyle Korver could be an option.

Yes, Korver. The popular former Jazz forward said Wednesday that he would be open to returning to Utah in free agency.

"I would definitely listen to Utah if they came to me with an offer," he said. "I have a lot of respect for the organization, and it’s just a great place to live life and play basketball."

Korver averages 11.4 points per game for the Hawks and leads the league with 46.4 percent 3-point shooting.

Korver, who signed with Chicago in 2010 before being traded to Atlanta last summer, remains involved in Salt Lake City community events. A division of the Kyle Korver Foundation has installed 116 wheelchair accessibility ramps for families in need of them.

Korver was unequivocal in his appreciation for Utah, including the fans.

"Man, this home crowd is amazing," he said. "We walked in and were talking about the seats and how they are right down here on the floor. It’s just a really fun place to play."



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Kyle Korver Wants To Sign With Winning Team, Hopes To Play Five More Years

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By Stephen Brotherston
NBA Writer

A professional basketball player heading into his mid-thirties as a free agent is supposed to be on the downside of his career. However, those who have a special skill that isn’t reliant on uber-athleticism are the exception to the rule and three-point shooting specialist Kyle Korver has only gotten better in his thirties.

At 32 years old, Korver is playing some of the best basketball of his career. He is on pace for the most starts in his career. He’s attempting the second-most three-pointers at 5.7 per game and hitting them at 45.6 percent, the second-highest rate in his career and he has made at least one three-point shot in 65 consecutive games (as of Wednesday night in Toronto). Only Reggie Miller (68), Dennis Scott (78), Michael Adams (79) and Dana Barros (89) have recorded longer consecutive three-point shooting streaks in the NBA.

“To be perfectly honest, when we got him a lot of people didn’t think we could use him in the role that we use him in,” Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew said. “I have started him quite a bit, where his whole career has been coming off the bench, but he has shown his durability in being able to start and come off the bench. I don’t see him slowing down. As long as he can put that right arm in there, I think he is going to be out there.”

Somewhat surprisingly, Korver has brought a lot more to Atlanta than just a deadly three-point threat. A true veteran, Korver has contributed in a variety of ways both on and off the court and has earned the respect of his teammates and his coach.

“[Korver] is definitely a threat every time he is on the floor with his ability to shoot the basketball, but guys underestimate his ability to play defense,” Jeff Teague said. “He is a great team defender and he plays hard every night.

“He played for some great coaches prior to playing for us, so some of things he learned from those guys, he brings to this team. One good thing about Coach Drew is he listens to everyone, so if Kyle makes a suggestion, he listens to him. [Korver] has been on winning teams and he knows what it takes to win.”

In his 10th NBA season, Korver is on his fourth NBA team and has learned a thing or two about how to be successful without the raw athleticism that gets many young players into the league. Learning how to take care of your body and preparing for the long grind of the NBA season is a must to survive this long.

“You keep on getting experience. You keep on getting smarter. You learn the little tricks of the trade,” Korver said. “I don’t depend on jumping over people and running by everyone. I stay in great shape and always keep on moving, but I don’t have to necessarily hit a certain speed all the time. I feel the best I have felt in several years. One of things you learn how to do is take care of yourself and that is something I pay a lot of attention to.”

After playing the last two seasons under Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago, perhaps Teague’s observations about Korver’s team defense shouldn’t come as a surprise. The three-point specialist has been getting pointers about how to stay in the league from other sources for a long time as well. As the second-round draft pick the Nets sold to the 76ers in 2003, the rookie Korver was an unexpected three-point shooting contest finalist at All-Star weekend and that experience was something to be remembered.

“I talk to a lot of guys like Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller and I remember talking to Ray Allen in my rookie year after the three-point contest,” Korver said. “We are taking a shuttle back to the hotel and he’s like, ‘Our game doesn’t depend on [those] things’ because we were watching the slam dunk contest after us and he said flat out, ‘Our game doesn’t depend on that, we are going to be able to keep playing long after them, probably as long as we take care of ourselves.’ [Allen] is one of the best examples of guys that have taken care of their bodies, every single day putting in the work. You look at him and Steve Nash and Jason Kidd, these guys just keep playing longer and longer and a lot of it is that.”

Korver justifiably believes he still has four or five good years left and like many veterans in their thirties, he wants to spend them with a winning franchise. Based on what he has accomplished this season, Korver has a lot to offer.

“I think I have still got, lord willing and no injuries, four or five good years, but you never know, we’ll see,” Korver said. “At this stage of my career, to be on a bad team, I just don’t want any part of that. It is good to be here. It is always good to be in the playoffs. The playoffs are a whole other world. It is a different game. It is where you make the memories. I want to play in a good culture on a good team.”

Atlanta only has three players under guaranteed contracts next season and Korver is not one of them, but the veteran likes the style of play and how Coach Drew has been using him in the offense, so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he ended up back in Atlanta. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Hawks, however, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if he is helping to effectively stretch defenses in his fifth NBA city next season either. Korver has the proven skills and experience needed by every serious playoff contender; he will be a free agent in demand this July.



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Hawks Want To Re-Sign Kyle Korver

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The Atlanta Hawks have let Kyle Korver know that they want to re-sign him in free agency this offseason, and the interest in staying together is mutual.

“They said they would like to work something out, so we’ll talk in July,” Korver said. “I really enjoyed my year here in Atlanta. I enjoyed the team. I enjoyed the organization. I believe (general manager) Danny Ferry is going to do some great things here. I think he has a great opportunity to bring in guys who are going to play fun basketball.

“You know the vision he has. You know the kind of basketball that he likes to watch, and I think he’s going to bring in those types of guys, and I like the same basketball that he likes. So, I’m very open to coming back here.”

Korver, obtained in last offseason's trade with the Chicago Bulls, will become an unrestricted free agent July 1.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 11:55 AM

Source: Nets Interested In Signing Kyle Korver

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By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets have interest in free-agent sharpshooter Kyle Korver, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Korver, 32, would give the Nets the shooting off the bench they covet, in light of the blockbuster trade they agreed to in principle with the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. He shot 45.7 percent from 3-point range last season and is a career 41.9 percent shooter from beyond the arc.

When Nets GM Billy King was with the Philadelphia 76ers, he acquired Korver on draft night in 2003. Korver was actually selected the Nets in the second round of the 2003 draft before King traded for his rights.

Korver is also a friend of Nets point guard Deron Williams from their Utah Jazz days.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 12:34 PM

^ That'd be a pretty good pick-up in my opinion. Gotta' further bolster that depth.


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 12:42 PM

There you go.  You put your team together, and THEN you bring in your one-dimensional shooter.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 09:16 PM

If they sign him

Lopez/ KG
KG/ free agent
Pierce/ korver
Johnson/ brooks
Rondo/ terry

If half the roster wasn't in the retirement home that's a hell of a roster
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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:03 AM

If they sign him

Lopez/ KG
KG/ free agent
Pierce/ korver
Johnson/ brooks
Rondo/ terry

If half the roster wasn't in the retirement home that's a hell of a roster

 

They sent Brooks to Boston.


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