The Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers were two of the Eastern Conference's best teams this past season. Cleveland is in line for a drop after losing LeBron James, however.
The Cavs have been looking to reshape their roster since James left, shopping veterans George Hill and Kyle Korver. They might have found a partner for a Korver trade in the Sixers.
According to Philly.com's Keith Pompey, the two teams have spoken about a trade involving Korver and Philadelphia guard Jerryd Bayless. Bayless is a veteran guard who played in 39 games for Philly in 2017-18.
Pompey did no indicate if such a deal would be a one-for-one swap or involve other players, draft picks or cash considerations.
If this deal goes through, Philly would land another veteran shooter to play alongside playmaking point forward Ben Simmons and emerging big man Joel Embiid. Korver and J.J. Redick would be a deadly duo of three-point options for the Sixers.
Korver made 44 percent of his threes in 2017-18, and while not a lockdown defender, he is savvy enough on that side of the ball.
Cleveland, meanwhile, would shed some salary. Korver is owed $7.5 million this season and potentially $7.5 million in 2019-20 with at least $3.4 million guaranteed for that season. Perhaps Bayless could act as a mentor for the Cavs' rookie point guard Collin Sexton.
We'll keep you posted on this potential trade as more info becomes available.