Cavaliers reportedly trade Kyle Korver to Utah Jazz

After reportedly not getting his way this summer, NBA veteran Kyle Korver is finally on his way out of Cleveland.

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Korver to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 37-year-old played for the Jazz for nearly three seasons from 2007-2010.

The Jazz sent Cleveland guard Alec Burks for Korver, per Wojnarowski. They are also sending a 2020 second-round draft pick and a 2021 second-round pick, via the Washington Wizards.

Burks — who was the Jazz’s 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft — has spent his entire career in Utah, and is averaging 8.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game so far this season off the bench. The 27-year-old will earn more than $11.53 million this season on the final year of his contract, and is set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Korver and the Cavaliers reportedly had a handshake deal that would have sent him elsewhere after LeBron James opted out of his deal to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. Cleveland, though, went back on that deal, as they “wanted him to play and for the team to try and win.”

28 PHOTOS
NBA players who switched teams seen in their new uniforms
See Gallery
NBA players who switched teams seen in their new uniforms
EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait during media day at UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 21: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the Dallas Mavericks Media Day on September 21, 2018 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
September 24, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) during media day at the Rakuten Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
TORONTO, ON- SEPTEMBER 24 - Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) as the Toronto Raptors host their media day before going to Vancouver for their training camp. Media Day was held at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. September 24, 2018. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 24: Isaiah Thomas #0 of the Denver Nuggets poses for a portrait during the Denver Nuggets Media Day at the Pepsi Center on September 24, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 24: Tony Parker poses for a portrait during the Charlotte Hornets Media Day at the Spectrum Center on September 24, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 24: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets poses for a portrait during the Houston Rockets Media Day at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston on September 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 12: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on August 12, 2018 at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 24: Vince Carter #15 of the Atlanta Hawks poses for portraits during media day at Emory Sports Medicine Complex on September 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 24: Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks poses for a portrait during Milwaukee Bucks Media Day at Fiserv Forum on September 24, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Rajon Rondo performs a television interview during media day at the Los Angeles Lakers training facility in El Segundo on Monday, Sep. 24, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley/Digital First Media/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images)
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 12: Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot at MSG Training Center on August 12, 2018 in Tarrytown, New York.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait during media day at UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Atiba Jefferson/NBAE via Getty Images)
EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: JaVale McGee answers questions during media day at the Los Angeles Lakers training facility in El Segundo on Monday, Sep. 24, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley/Digital First Media/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images)
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 12: Grayson Allen of the Utah Jazz poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot at MSG Training Center on August 12, 2018 in Tarrytown, New York.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 24: Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks poses for portraits during media day at Emory Sports Medicine Complex on September 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 12: DeAndre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns poses for a photo during the 2018 NBA Rookie Shoot on August 12, 2018 at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Dwight Howard #21 of the Washington Wizards poses during media day at Entertainment and Sports Arena on September 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONI TX - SEPTEMBER 24: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs poses for a head shot during media day on September 24 at the Spurs practice facility in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 12: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on August 12, 2018 at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
PLAYA VISTA, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers poses for a head shot during media day on September 24, 2018 at Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Will Navarro/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 24: Elfrid Payton #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Media Day on September 24, 2018 at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/NBAE via Getty Images)
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 12: Kevin Knox #20 of the New York Knicks flexes during the 2018 NBA Rookie Shoot on August 12, 2018 at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Trevor Ariza #3 of the Phoenix Suns poses for a head shot on Media Day on September 24, 2018, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 24: Tyreke Evans #12 of the Indiana Pacers poses for a head shot during the Pacers Media Day on September 24, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: 2018 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - SEPTEMBER 24: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Oklahoma City Thunder poses for a portrait during media day at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 24, 2018. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Michael J. LeBrecht II/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: Wilson Chandler #22 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 21, 2018. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 24: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks poses for portraits during media day at Emory Sports Medicine Complex on September 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Korver, who has been in the NBA since 2003, has put up 6.8 points and 1.8 rebounds for Cleveland so far this season and is averaging 15.7 minutes per game. He dropped 22 points and went 6-of-9 in the Cavaliers’ 102-95 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, and is shooting 46.3 percent from behind the arc.

Utah desperately needs help from the 3-point line, and could lean on Korver to help moving forward. The Jazz, who started the season 9-12, have shot just 31.8 percent from that range this year, the second-worst in the NBA.

The Cavaliers have won just four games so far this year and are currently in last place in the Eastern Conference.

More from Yahoo Sports:
Redskins owner reaches peak hypocrisy with Foster
University distributes pucks to defend against shooters
Celtics’ ‘insane’ search for an identity
LeBron reiterates desire to play with son in NBA

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.