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Report: Kyle Korver to Nets ‘in the bag’

Jul 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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The Nets were a below-average 3-point shooting team last season, and their 3-point percentage plummeted to a lowly 31.6 percent a first-round loss to the Bulls.

Paul Pierce should help, but Brooklyn could use even more outside shooting. Not only would it add points from a very efficient area, it would help space the floor.

Enter Kyle Korver, one of only two players who shot at least 41 percent on 3-points in each of the last four seasons. The other, Stephen Curry, isn’t available, so Korver must do, and apparently he will.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

With the taxpayer mid-level exception, the Nets can offer Korver a three-year contract worth just shy of $10 million total – $3,183,000, $3,326,235 and $3,469,470 in each of the next three seasons.

I’d think Korver, who made $5 million each of the last three years, can get a bigger offer elsewhere, but maybe he wants to join a potential contender. It certainly can’t hurt that the Nets have his one-time Jazz teammate and dodgeball partner, Deron Williams. This is definitely a reunion I can get excited about.

  1. cakemixa - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    If he wants to “join a potential contender”‘, why would he sign with the Nets?

    • louderthanwords1 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      If you don’t consider the Nets a potential contender then who do you consider?

      • zeedoubleyou - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        I’ll take the teams that are younger and better. Miami, Indiana, and Chicago just from the East.

      • Kevin S. - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:07 AM

        The Bulls dumped him already because they didn’t want to pay him and Miami doesn t have the playing time for him. It’s down to Indiana and Brooklyn in the East then, and he’s got strong relationships with a lot of key people in Brooklyn.

      • jacksonkane - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:01 AM

        Miami has a Korver – his name is Ray Allen.

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM

        Kevin S.

        You’re right that the Bulls got rid of him because they didn’t want to pay him. The Bulls just signed Mike Dunleavy to help them with their outside shooting, which they need. And while Dunleavy shot .428% from 3 pt range last year, he’s only a .379% career 3 pt shooter.

        They are going to pay him $ 3 million a year for two years.

        Kyle Korver is one of two guys, as the article stated (Stephen Curry is the other) that have shot over 41 percent from 3 pt range for the past 4 seasons.

        Korver’s career 3 pt percentage is .419%, the exact same as Ray Allen’s.

        The info about him going to the Nets says they could only offer him a tad more than $3 million a year for 3 years.

        A few hundred thousand dollars a year is well worth Korver’s shooting vs. that of Dunleavy’s, who is a good role player.

        If Korver had to get like 5 or 6 million, I’d take Dunleavy but it appears as if Kover will accept a tad over $3 million a yr from the Nets…

        The Bulls aren’t chopped liver either and while they are close, they need to maximize their production at each position. They’d be getting significantly better production for a small dollar difference with Korver vs. Dunleavy…

    • trevor123698 - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      you are insane

  2. misterziggles - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    “It’s for charity”

    My next pick up line…

    • jamieaadams - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:01 AM

      It doesn’t work. Sigh.

  3. halfbaht - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Despite Billy Kings best efforts to do otherwise, looks like the Nets are building quite the team for a deep playoff run

  4. jamieaadams - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Good pick up. It’s fun watching a competitor like Korver play.

  5. phillylawhopeful - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    King already had Korver as a player in Philly – the kid is a decent 7th or 8th man on a squad who really is a one trick pony but he’s pretty danged good at it.

  6. telergy - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Keith Van Horn reincarnated….high socks and all

  7. gostlcards5 - Jul 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    I’d LOVE to see Indiana pick up Korver….get ‘im, Larry!

  8. caeser12 - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    It’s amazing how the Knicks were laughed off of the face of the Earth, for signing “old” ROLE PLAYERS last year. Now Brooklyn signs “old” STARTERS, and some throwaways, a Rookie Head Coach, and they’re instant contenders? Bizarro World at its best.

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