The Cleveland Cavaliers are aggressive in trying to make a deal for Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver, according to a report three days before the NBA trade deadline.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst, LeBron James’ squad’s “dream target” is Korver, who has struggled this season but remains one of the best shooters from the three-point area this season.
The same report state that the Cavaliers are also interested in acquiring Ben McLemore or Kosta Koufus from the Sacramento Kings.
The Cavaliers have made the headlines in recent days as the trade deadline nears with NBA rumors of Cleveland’s star forward Kevin Love being made available by the team.
The Cavaliers have insisted however that they want a “star” back in any Love trade and will not settle for draft picks and young players.
Korver averages 9.3 points on 38.7 percent three-point shooting in 53 games for the Hawks this season. If Cleveland acquires Korver, they will have another player that can stretch the floor.
Cleveland is No. 1 in the Eastern Conference with 38 wins against 14 losses while Atlanta is in No. 4 with 31 wins against 24 losses at this point of the season.
The same ESPN report claimed that center Timofey Mozgov and forward Iman Shumpert are now on the trading block for the Cavaliers.
Targeting a player like Korver may be feasible for the LeBron James-led team as they can acquire him without moving any of their big three, which includes James, Love and point guard Kyrie Irving.
The Hawks are currently battling for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and it is not known if they are willing to give up Korver at this point of the season and what they want in return for any deal.
The NBA trade deadline this season is this Thursday, Feb. 18.
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