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Report: Kyle Korver agrees to one-year deal with Bucks

Kyle Korver, Bucks

After a wild summer in which he has been flipped multiple times and eventually waived by the Phoenix Suns, veteran wingman Kyle Korver has agreed to a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski:

Korver spent the first 16 games of last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded to the Utah Jazz, where he averaged 9.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game while shooting close to 40 percent from beyond the arc.

Wojnarowski reported that Korver’s decision ultimately came down to the Sixers and the Bucks:

Korver spent the first four-plus years of his career in Philadelphia, and he also played for Budenholzer when he was a member of the Atlanta Hawks, even making his first All-Star team in the 2014-15 season.

This could be the perfect move for Milwaukee. The Bucks desperately need to surround star forward Giannis Antentokounmpo with shooters, and they allowed restricted free agent point guard Malcolm Brogdon (who shot over 40 percent from three) to sign a deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Korver is shooting close to 43 percent from deep for his career, and he is still one of the most lethal shooters in the game today.

Although he has–at times–been a defensive liability, Korver excelled under Budenholzer in Atlanta, and should be bolstered by playing on a team that led the NBA in terms of defensive rating last season.

Korver is unlikely to be a starter in Milwaukee, but he brings a vital shooting touch off the bench following the loss of Brogdon and the departure of Nikola Mirotic. More to come.