Report: 76ers Discussing Deal to Bring Back Kyle Korver
The 76ers have had discussions about reacquiring Cavs small forward Kyle Korver, who played in Philadelphia from 2003-2006, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In the deal, the Sixers would send Jerryd Bayless to the Cavs in exchange for Korver, one of the top three-point shooters in the league, hitting 43% of his shots from three-point range.
Korver, 37, is owed $7.5 million next season, but keeping in line with the Sixers offseason plan, his contract isn't guaranteed for 2019-20 which means the Sixers can clear his contract out for next offseason.
The key here is the deal is being discussed, and is "far from certain" according to Marc Stein of the New York Times, but it shows the Sixers are continuing to tweak and improve the current product with an eye on the future.
The Sixers lost shooters Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli this offseason, but have focused on adding more athletic wings and defense, landing Zhaire Smith in the draft, trading for Wilson Chandler, and reportedly added Atlanta big-man Mike Muscala. They also retained the services of sharp-shooter J.J. Redick, so adding Korver would give them another shooter, on a team-friendly deal.
He averaged 9.2 points, and 2.3 rebounds per game for Cleveland last season.