Though Kyle Korver of the Milwaukee Bucks has only made one All-Star Game in his career (during the magical 60-win season for the Atlanta Hawks in 2014-15), there can be no denying that the 16-year veteran is one of the greatest three-point snipers in NBA history.
Now that the 39-year-old veteran is in the NBA bubble in Orlando, as the Bucks attempt a run at the championship, Korver was quoted as saying he feels “like he’s 24”:
"I feel like I'm 24."@KyleKorver says in the #NBA bubble the only thing he has to do all day is be in practice on time and work hard.
"I spend the first couple of hours my day just working through my guilt that my wife is home taking care of our kids." pic.twitter.com/cvH9MNEtNG
— Scott Grodsky (@ScottGrodsky) July 21, 2020
Indeed, since the NBA’s lockdown is extremely rigorous, Korver’s wife did not join him in the bubble, in order to take care of child-rearing duties while her husband pursues a title with the Bucks. Because those responsibilities are now off his plate, Korver seems to be relishing the return to basics of “getting to practice on time and working hard,” per a Tweet from Scott Grodsky of CBS58 in Milwaukee.
Certainly, the Bucks will need Korver’s deadeye shooting off the bench, even though the veteran is simply a liability on the defensive end at this point in his career.
However, Korver’s three-point shooting skills cannot be denied. Among active players, Korver trails only Stephen Curry in triples made: Curry with 2495 and Korver with 2437. The Bucks know they have a marksman.
Beyond that, Korver — representing the Bucks — is 4th all-time in NBA history in made three-pointers behind only Ray Allen (2973), Reggie Miller (2560) and the aforementioned Curry.
Korver is remarkably consistent with his outside shooting as well, as his career true shooting percentage of 60.2 percent ranks 24th all time – a stunning achievement considering he’s 10th all-time in three-pointers attempted as well with 5685. He will try to make the biggest threes for the Bucks on their path to a possible title.
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