The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to completing a trade that could greatly shift the balance of power in the league.
Vertical Sources with @ShamsCharania: Atlanta is finalizing a deal to send guard Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 6, 2017
Korver is a huge grab for the Cavs. He is one of the best shooters in the league and will have an incredible amount of open shots in the Cavs offense.
This signals the beginning of a huge rebuild for the Atlanta Hawks. They wouldn’t give a player of Korver’s caliber to their conference rival if they were planning on contending.
It’s likely forward Paul Millsap will be the next to leave Atlanta. It has not yet been announced who the Hawks will receive in return.