Could Kyle Korver join the San Antonio Spurs in NBA free agency?
It’s set to be a busy offseason for the San Antonio Spurs, as they look to bolster the roster for the 2017-18 season. This started in the 2017 NBA Draft, as Derrick White and Jaron Blossomgame were picked in Round 1 and 2, respectively.
However, for the Spurs, NBA free agency may be the bigger part of its offseason. That begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1.
Well, it looks like San Antonio is showing interest in at least one player. According to Amico Hoops (h/t News4SanAntonio), they’re interested in signing Kyle Korver, who will hit free agency. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Los Angeles Lakers will also target him.
Korver played the 2016-17 season with the Atlanta Hawks and the Cavaliers. The Hawks dealt him to Cleveland in a midseason deal. From there, Korver joined the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, helping them make the 2017 NBA Finals.
Feels like the Spurs have been flirting with trying to get Kyle Korver for a decade
— Eric (@Ericb1980) June 30, 2017
In 35 games, Korver shot 48 percent from the field and the same number from beyond the arc. This came with a 10.7 points per game average.
In the playoffs, Korver shot 42 percent from the field for 11.6 points. He played in 18 games.
If Korver joins the Spurs, he wouldn’t necessarily replace Danny Green, who was in trade rumors before the NBA Draft. The Creighton product is a sharpshooter, but was never known for his defense, unlike Green, who made the NBA All-Defensive second team. The former could play a sixth man role, potentially for less money if he wants to join a contender.
If Green is dealt, could Korver take the starting spot at shooting guard? That may not be ideal for a non-defensive presence, especially on a team that’s valued the opposite side of the ball throughout this millennium.
Will the Spurs sign Korver? Is there someone else the team should target in free agency?