Bucks Sign Korver to One-Year Deal
Free-agent Kyle Korver and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a one-year contract for $2.6 million said the guard’s agent Jeff Schwartz.
Korver had difficulty deciding between signing with Milwaukee or the Philadelphia 76ers, but his relationship with Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was a big part in his final decision to sign with the Milwaukee.
Korver, who is 38, played over three seasons for Budenholzer with the Atlanta Hawks and in 2015 played in the All-Star Game while with Atlanta. The deal for Korver means Milwaukee will have a cap hit of $1.6 million. Phoenix, who waived Korver earlier in July, will be given $559,000 to offset the more than $3.4 million they are responsible to pay him.
Korver, who until signing with the Bucks was the most pursued free agent still available, has been one of the best shooters from 3-point territory during his generation. Korver has a career shooting percentage of 43% from downtown over his 16-year career in the NBA.
Korver has led the NBA in 3-point accuracy in four seasons and his postseason experience will help the Bucks as well. The guard has played in 135 playoff games during his career.
Korver joins a Milwaukee team that returns nearly the entire core of its team from last season that finished the regular season with the best record in the NBA at 60-22.
Despite losing Malcolm Brogdon who signed with the Indiana Pacers, the Bucks signed guard Wesley Matthews and have now added Korver to the fold.
Korver began his career in 2003 in Philly after being drafted by the 76ers in the second-round. Since then, Korver has played with the Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Korver has averaged 9.9 points per game during his 16-year NBA career.