The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded shooting guard Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz. It’s the latest significant trade to hit the NBA airwaves since the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers completed a trade for Jimmy Butler.
In return, the Cavaliers landed two second-round picks from the Jazz. It’s an interesting haul for the Cavaliers after several reports suggested the team could land more from Philadelphia or another team in need of three-point shooting.
Cleveland also receives former first-round pick Alec Burks in the trade.
Here are the details from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Utah will send two future second-round picks to the Cavs for Korver, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/lismhVt0JH
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 28, 2018
Cleveland struggled out of the gate with poor defense and injuries plaguing the starting lineup. Star Kevin Love has missed a significant portion of the season with an injury and J.R. Smith left the team earlier this season as well.
Korver spent three seasons with the Utah Jazz earlier in his career. Now he’s headed back out west.