The Philadelphia 76ers are in talks to trade for sharpshooter Kyle Korver. They will most likely trade Jerryd Bayless for Korver but the deal isn’t close to done according to sources.
If the 76ers can pull off this trade, they will be in a good position next year. Having an amazing shooter like Korver coming off the bench with empower their second unit. He would fit perfectly within the 76ers system because they have willing passers and shoot a lot of three pointers.
Korver was in the 76ers for the first four years so he is familiar with Philly. They weren’t as good as they are now. After losing LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be championship contenders anymore. If Korver wants to play on a team that has a good chance of making it the playoffs and a run to the NBA Finals, the 76ers would be a good fit.
This trade makes some sense for the Cavaliers. They will get a veteran point guard back and he can help rookie Collin Sexton develop. Also, trading Korver will open up minutes for their younger players. Cleveland will be in rebuilding mode and trying to find new talent until they land another star player or until Sexton turns into a superstar player.
Not all trades have to be a blockbuster. A small trade that improves your team is also important. Adding Korver will give the 76ers the perfect replacement for Marco Belinelli. He was vital for the 76ers last year and they expect Korver to do the same thing