This particular NBA news has us baffled. On one hand, the Cleveland Cavaliers just got scarier with the addition of a pure shooter in Kyle Korver to their roster. On the other, it amazed us as to why Atlanta Hawks allowed a contender to become even more powerful than it already is.
But, however, baffling this has been when the news broke out over the weekend, one thing is for certain. Fans are now wondering when they will see Korver in a Cavaliers uniform. The latest update is that we might see him try his chemistry with the roster in their game against Utah Jazz on Tuesday (EST).
Why the delay in executing this NBA news?
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a move that gave its chances of winning a second championship a big boost. A glitch in the trade, however, could have made it impossible. That’s Mike Dunleavy Jr., by the way, who on Sunday reportedly asked the Hawks for a buyout.
If Hawks will allow the terms, they would release Dunleavy from their roster, allowing the small forward/shooting guard to be a free agent. But after a talk with Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer, he changed his mind. And he will now report to Atlanta on Tuesday.
What would have happened had Dunleavy pushed for the buyout? There are two possible scenarios: one, the trade with Korver wouldn’t push through because the trade would be deemed incomplete; or two, Dunleavy would be fined heftily, and Korver would be allowed to play for the Cavs.
It’s lucky that Dunleavy finally agreed to the terms after Budenholzer assured him that Hawks needed his services. He, along with Mo Williams, cash considerations, and future first-round draft picks completed the deal that would spread the Cavs’ floor wider.
LeBron James wants more
Adding someone with Korver’s 3-point-shooting caliber is not enough for NBA superstar LeBron James. He wants a backup veteran point guard for Kyrie Irving. So, the team is reportedly looking at acquiring Rajon Rondo from the Chicago Bulls.
If the Bulls did not waive Rondo, maybe they could offer Mario Chalmers, James’ former teammate in Miami Heat, the position. The next few weeks will surely be exciting times for the league since NBA news about trades are expected to dominate the headlines.
Kyle Korver's move marked the beginning of trade season in the NBA. Who's getting shipped next? pic.twitter.com/cLfXSS1bYb
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