Cavaliers complete acquisition of Kyle Korver from Hawks
The Cavaliers boost their shooting with the arrival of 35-year-old Kyle Korver. AP

CLEVELAND completed the acquisition of gunner Kyle Korver, boosting a backcourt that is now missing JR Smith although LeBron James is still expecting the Cavaliers to make a move to sign a playmaker.

The Cavaliers sent Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams and a 2019 first-round draft pick on Saturday to Atlanta (Sunday, Manila time),to land Korver.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to add a player and person the caliber of Kyle Korver to our Cavs family," Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said in a statement.

[See Korver transfer to Cleveland nears completion as Cavs, Blazers make crucial trade of draft picks]

"Among the most prolific and dynamic 3-point shooters in NBA history, a selfless and team-first competitor, Kyle brings all of the elements of Cavs DNA that we covet on and off the floor."

Korver has a 43 percent 3-point shooting percentage in 14 seasons in the NBA.

That means a big boost especially with Smith out injured, but James noted the squad could still improve by making more deals.

[See LeBron says Cavs shouldn't stop dealing after Korver deal: 'We need a point guard']

 

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