Cleveland has traded Kyle Korver to Utah, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 28, 2018
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
Utah is also sending Alec Burks to Cavaliers in the deal, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 28, 2018
Korver was acquired by the Cavs during the 2017 season and is in the second year of a three-yer deal that he signed with the Cavs during the summer of 2017. Due to his veteran status and ability as a shooter, he was always considered a likely candidate to be traded. He’s also returning to a team he previously played for; Korver was with the Jazz for three seasons.
In Burks, the Cavs are acquiring a 27-year-old guard on a expiring deal worth $11.5 million. They also get two second-round picks — the Jazz’s 2020 pick and a 2021 pick via the Wizards — which is good considering the Cavs parted ways with a number of second-round picks in trades during the LeBron James era.
Burks’ salary could also be flipped again this season, as his expiring deal could be enticing for teams who want to have money to spend next summer.