We’re already on the Jazz nostalgia train, so why not continue, right? Much like Deron Williams, Kyle Korver has absolutely excelled with the Cleveland Cavaliers since being traded to them from the Hawks earlier in the season. Of course playing alongside a guy like LeBron James who demands so much attention certainly helps, but Korver’s numbers are incredible.
His shooting percentages aren’t as mind-blowing as Williams’ but he’s also maintaining them on more attempts. In the postseason, Korver has shot 51.2 percent from the field and 48.5 percent from deep with just over four attempts per game.
In a postseason where the Jazz struggled mightily to generate offense and had several of their key three-point shooters – Rodney Hood, Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles – largely disappear against the Golden State Warriors, it’d be nice to have a knockdown three-point vet like Korver waiting on the wings to knock down big shots when they’re needed the most.
Like Williams, Korver is entering the final years of his career, but this could help the Jazz get him on a relatively affordable deal if he was interested in coming back to Utah. With Burks likely set to be traded and the future of Joe Ingles unclear, adding in a wing like Korver could provide a great offensive boost for the Jazz off the bench. Regardless of the big money Utah invests this offseason, adding a guy like Korver could be a great get.