In search of more outside shooting and a jolt to their sluggish offensive, the Utah Jazz acquired Kyle Korver from the Cleveland Cavaliers for a pair of future second-round picks, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowki.
The Cavaliers had been shopping Korver for several weeks.
Watch FOX 13 for updates. It's knowing that scenes like what unfolded Wednesday - Korver being traded just after he arrived at Chesapeake Energy Arena to play against the Thunder - are possible, even probable.
"I was surprised", Jazz star Donovan Mitchell said of the deal that was agreed to shortly before Utah's 101-91 victory in Brooklyn.
Korver, 37, says he's happy to move back to Salt Lake City, where he played for the Jazz from 2007-10.
Korver's contract calls for him to earn $7.5 million this season. "Obviously, being around, I know how that goes but it's something you never want to see with guys going but I wish the best for him". They began this season thinking they could compete for a playoff spot while developing young players, but after a coaching change and rash of injuries, Cleveland's priorities have shifted and the team decided it was time ship Korver elsewhere.
Before the trade, the Jazz had gone 9-12 overall, with one of their biggest problems a severe lack of 3-point shooting beyond forward Joe Ingles. He's averaging 8.4 points and 1.6 rebounds on 37.2 percent shooting from 3 while Korver, 37, is shooting 46.3 percent from beyond the arc while averaging 6.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game this season. He played 50 games with the team that season, then two more seasons with the franchise.