Kyle Korver hopes to make Jazz debut vs Hornets on Friday

Utah Jazz Kyle Korver (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz Kyle Korver (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Kyle Korver, the newest member of the Utah Jazz, hopes to make his season debut for the Jazz against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

Just in the middle of an ordinary day in the NBA’s regular season, ESPN reported that the Utah Jazz traded for Cleveland Cavaliers coveted sharpshooter Kyle Korver. The deal sent Alec Burks and two future second round draft picks to Cleveland. Utah hopes to have him ready to play against the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night.

This isn’t Korver’s first stint with Utah, as he played for the Jazz from 2007 to 2010. He’ll be a big addition for a team that has really struggled to hit shots from the perimeter this season. Alec Burks and two future second round picks were traded to Cleveland in the trade.

Korver, who was hoping for a trade out of Cleveland, was coveted by numerous teams around the league, including the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite being 37-years old, he’s a game changer on the court with his deadly three-point shooting. He’s one of the best shooters in NBA history.

Who knows, maybe he could have even been a good addition for the Charlotte Hornets. You can never have too much shooting. Anyway, that doesn’t matter now. What matters is that the Hornets prepare for him, even if he doesn’t end up making his debut tomorrow. If you don’t prepare for this guy on the court, he’ll burn you.

Korver is one of those kind of players that moves so well without the ball, and it’s got to be tiring chasing him up-and-down the court every possession. Charlotte has a very good perimeter defender in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but it would take a team effort to slow down the one-time All-Star.

He should be able to step into Utah’s rotation right away and make an impact. If he plays against Charlotte tomorrow, he’s definitely a guy to keep your eye on.

This could be another crazy season when it comes to trades, and I think the Charlotte Hornets will eventually get in on the action. One move can make a big difference, but you’ve got to be patient and play your cards right, so Mitch Kupchak is in no hurry to deal anyone on the roster.

The Jazz are 10-12 so far this season, which is a very disappointing record, given how much expectations most people around the league had for them after a trip to the Conference Semi-Finals last season. We’ll see if the Charlotte Hornets can add on to this current two-game win streak they’ve got going on. Tip-off is at 7:00 ET.

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Should be a good game, folks!