After their heartbreaking Game 5 loss in the Eastern Semis to the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks sharpshooter Kyle Korver will talk to his family to decide whether to continue playing or hang up his jersey and sneakers for good.
The Bucks' early playoff exit marks the end of Korver's contract, making the 39-year-old an unrestricted free agent. As of this writing, Korver is the fourth all-time 3-point field goal leader with 2,450. He trails Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. He also became an All-Star in 2015.
Bucks guard Kyle Korver told @TheUndefeated he will talk to his family before deciding on his NBA future. The 39-year-old has played in 17 seasons, made one NBA All-Star appearance and has made 2,450 3-pointers. Korver is now an unrestricted free agent.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) September 9, 2020
Kyle Korver entered the league in 2003 as the 51st overall pick. He has played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz (two stints), Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Bucks.
Throughout his career, Korver has been a designated 3-point shooter. Teams have utilized this ability by integrating him into the offense. When Korver is not knocking down 3-pointers, he spaces the floor very well, giving ballhandlers and scorers ample room to operate.
Defenses, for their part, have had to place Korver on top of their priority list. Helping off of Korver means leaving one of the best 3-point shooters in history wide open.
For his career, Korver shot an impressive 42.9 percent from deep. He drains 2.0 3-pointers per game on 4.6 attempts. In the 2009-10 season, Korver shot 53.6 percent from deep, which is the all-time record for the highest percentage from 3-point country.
Whether Korver continues his stellar NBA career or not, he will surely go down as one of the best pure shooters in history.