By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent forward Kyle Korver to a one-year contract on Saturday. He will receive $2.6 million for the 2019-20 season.
Korver picked the Bucks over the Philadelphia 76ers. He began his career with the 76ers after being traded from the New Jersey Nets for a copy machine.
When he was with the Atlanta Hawks, Mike Budenholzer was his head coach. He is now the Bucks head coach — and that was a factor in his decision.
This will be Korver’s sixth NBA team. Besides playing for the Hawks and the 76ers, he also played for the Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He spent the majority of his career with the Hawks and 76ers. He spent a combined nine seasons with both teams.
The 38-year-old is now on his third team that he’ll play for since the beginning of the 2018-19 season. He was traded on November 29, 2018 by the Cavaliers to the Jazz.
Korver was not happy with the Cavaliers because he was allegedly told if LeBron James did not re-sign, he would be moved during the off-season. He thought there was an understanding if James left — which he did and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers last summer — he would be traded or bought out of his three-year, $22 million deal he signed in July 2017.
Cleveland received Alec Burks, a 2020 second-round draft pick, and a 2021 second-round draft pick. The Cavaliers also received the Washington Wizards’ 2021 second-round draft pick from the Jazz.
During the off-season on July 6th, he was traded by the Jazz to the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis also received Grayson Allen, Darius Bazley, Jae Crowder, and a 2020 first-round draft pick.
In exchange, Utah acquired Mike Conley Jr.
One day later, he was traded with Jevon Carter from the Grizzlies to the Phoenix Suns. In exchange, Memphis received Josh Jackson, De’Anthony Melton, a 2020 second-round draft pick, and a 2021 second-round draft pick.
His contract was then bought out by the Suns. This made him a free agent.
After being bought out, he had an opportunity to decide where he wanted to play next. While Philadelphia wanted him, he signed elsewhere due to a past relationship with Budenholzer.