Brooklyn Nets Not Likely To Land Kyle Korver

By Mike B. Ruiz
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According to a few reports, it seems as though the Brooklyn Nets would love to sign free-agent small forward Kyle Korver.

Unfortunately for Brooklyn, that marriage doesn’t sound too promising. They are well over the salary cap and could probably only offer him the veterans’ minimum salary, for which he is certainly worth much more.

Through nine seasons in the NBA, Korver has proven himself to be a relatively solid player. He’s averaged 9.6 points per game and compiled a 41.9% three point shooting mark with four different teams.

Last season with the Atlanta Hawks, he was good for 10.9 points and exactly four rebounds in 30.5 minutes per night. He was also 45.7% from behind the arc, which is the second-highest percentage he’s ever shot.

Such impressive three-point shooting is exactly why the Nets would have interest in Korver. They’ve made it clear that they want to surround their scorers with shooters, and in that department it really doesn’t get much better than Korver.

If Korver were to forego a bigger payday with another team and instead sign with the Nets for much less money, it would say a lot about his desire to win a championship above all. After agreeing to that blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics in order to acquire Kevin GarnettPaul Pierce and Jason Terry, the Nets surely appear determined to pursue a title right now.

Korver would be an excellent fit for Brooklyn, but it’s definitely not a signing that Nets fans should expect.

Mike B. Ruiz is a Brooklyn Nets writer for Follow him on Twitter @mikebruiz and “Like” him on Facebook.

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