Though he is only averaging 6.3 points per game this season, the 16-year veteran is still shooting a respectable 46 percent from downtown.
The deal has been made, but has yet to be finalized. The Cavaliers, who are getting two future first-round picks and guard Alec Burks, are rebuilding once again and are not considered to be a strong contender in the Eastern Conference, unlike their four previous seasons.
Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson shared his thoughts about the looming trade.
“At the end of the day it's a business and anyone can get moved,” Tristan Thompson told Vardon. “If the trade is right and it adds up, then someone can get moved unless you have a no-trade clause. I don't know who has that. So the only two guys that are safe in the NBA are Bron and Steph Curry. Everyone else, you can be moved. All you can do is control what you can control. Come in, play hard every day, do your job and don't get in trouble.”
Two of Cleveland's top stars have left the past two off-seasons. Kyrie Irving wanted to be the star of his own team and joined the Boston Celtics while LeBron James left for the second time and joined the Los Angeles Lakers.
Now the team is back to square one and will depend on the draft in order to be strong again. They currently rank last in the East with an awful 4-16 record. The only remaining star in their “big three” is Kevin Love, but he is currently unavailable due to an injury to his big toe.
The Jazz have struggled through 22 games this season. Their 10-12 record is 13th in the Western Conference. Teams always need to win in order to remain competitive in the stacked conference.
The addition of Korver is seen as a move to boost their offense, as second-year man Donovan Mitchell hasn't found his rhythm yet this season.