The Milwaukee Bucks have added yet another piece to what is expected to be a championship-caliber roster ahead of the 2019 season. What does Kyle Korver bring to the table?
Last season’s NBA Executive of the Year has been hard at work throughout the offseason. Jon Horst’s goal is to build a roster that will help the Milwaukee Bucks win their first championship in over 40 years.
Narrowly missing the NBA Finals by a couple of games in the 2018-19 campaign, the pressure is mounting to put forth the ultimate winning product.
Signing longtime sharpshooter and seasoned veteran Kyle Korver to a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal may go down as one of Horst’s best moves of the offseason.
Set to enter his 17th season in the NBA, the former Creighton University Bluejay currently ranks in the top 10 of the league all-time in 3-point percentage.
Knocking down triples was Korver’s calling card heading into his rookie season in 2003 — and things haven’t changed one bit over the years.
At 38 years old, Korver is well past his athletic prime. With that said, his shooting is still immaculate and although he can be a liability at (most) times on defense, that was never his strong suit to begin with.
Spending time with both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz last season, Korver will look to settle in and help Milwaukee for the entirety of the 2019-20 season.
Last year, Korver knocked down a scorching 39.7 percent of his attempts from deep and scored an average of 8.6 points per game. Skill sets like his age better than others, so it’s not unreasonable to expect similar efficiency moving forward.
Enough background on the wing, what does Kyle Korver bring to the table? What can he offer to this year’s Bucks team?