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Cleveland Cavaliers shooter Kyle Korver could bomb away tonight

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The Cleveland Cavaliers recently acquired sharpshooter Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks. What did they give up for him? Mike Dunleavy (who wanted to be bought out), Mo Williams (who wasn’t playing), cash, and a 2019 1st round pick. That’s really not a lot to give up in order to get one of the best - ever- three point shooters. We Utah Jazz fans know the truth of this, Korver set the record for 3pt% in a Jazz jersey.

This move continues to surround LeBron James with plenty of outside shooters, and he’s played with a number of good ones over the years:

  • Ray Allen (#1 All-Time in 3PTM)
  • Kyle Korver (#8 — hasn’t played with yet)
  • Rashard Lewis (#12)
  • J.R. Smith (#15)
  • Mike Miller (#20)
  • Mike Dunleavy (#37)
  • Shane Battier (#41)
  • Antawn Jamison (#59)
  • Mo Williams (#68)
  • James Posey (#86 — I think they played together)
  • Richard Jefferson (#89)

And many others (those are just the guys in the All-Time Top 100 group). Tonight could be the first time in their careers where Korver and LeBron play with one another. So let’s look back at Korver’s career numbers from deep:

Basketball-Reference.com, Kyle Korver

Cleveland threes to be determined...

Basketball-Reference.com, AllThatAmar

Kyle was a little gun-shy when chasing the record back there in 2009-2010. I think we can admit that now.

I wish Korver all the best, he’s one of the truly good guys out there in the NBA on and off the court. I just hope you’re not cleared to play tonight. You know. Do us a solid.