The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a downward spiral right now, as they’re tanking for lottery picks and the rebuild, so the ones who are suffering are the veterans on the team who are no longer playing or getting minutes.
Kyle Korver was a prized asset for teams wanting some more shooting on their squad and considering the Utah Jazz are struggling, in their own right to start the season, they have made a deal to acquire the shooter from the Cavs.
In return, the Jazz are sending Alec Burks and two second round draft picks to Cleveland. The picks are for the years 2020 and 2021 with the 2021 pick coming via the Washington Wizards.
Korver stressed during the summer that he wanted to be traded to a contender if they were just going to rebuild, but the Cavs assured him that those weren’t their plans.
Next thing you know, Coach Ty Lue got fired, there was friction between JR Smith and the veterans and plans changed as far as the direction for the future.
This is Korver’s second tenure with the Jazz. He played there from 2007-2010.