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With Kyle Korver Being Traded to Utah, is this the Beginning of the Fire Sale in Cleveland?

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded shooting guard Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for a 2020 second-round pick, a 2021 second-round pick, and point guard/shooting guard Alec Burks. Burks averaged 8.6 PPG, 1.6 RPG, and 1.2 APG so far this season. He will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Utah needed some scoring off the bench. This was a good trade for them. Kyle Korver has one more year left on his deal after this season. He will be owed $7.5 million.

Korver is averaging 6.8 PPG, 1.8 RPG, and 1.1 APG so far this season. He played for the Utah Jazz during the middle of the 2007-2008 season and Kyle Korver left after the 2009-2010 season. Because of this trade made by the Cleveland Cavaliers, is there more to come?

It should be the case because they have one of the worst records in the NBA. Their record so far this season is 4-16. Cleveland will most likely get a top five pick this season. They should find a trade partner for players like Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.

The Cavaliers will trade away J.R. Smith at some point. Smith has not been playing for Cleveland as of late. They are trying to find a team to trade him to.

The Cleveland Cavaliers should have traded away some of these players over the summer once Lebron James left. I understood their logic at first by signing Kevin Love to a contract extension.

It really didn't make sense to me at first when they decided to sign him to a contract extension. I knew they weren't going to be good without Lebron James and I was right about that.

Cleveland will be in a rebuild for the next couple of years and they should try and get as many draft picks as they possibly can. They also need to start scouting college and international players. The Cavaliers need to do well in the draft so they can be relevant again some time soon.

Cleveland will need to build this team around Collin Sexton and Cedi Osman. Every other player should be put on the trade block, but they obviously won't trade away everyone.

This article was originally published on @gk18