Kyle Korver hits 3-pointer 7 seconds into his season debut for Jazz
Kyle Korver wore the Utah Jazz jersey for the first time in eight years. A day after being shipped by the Cleveland Cavaliers to Salt Lake City, the 16-year veteran geared up and re-debuted for his former team.
In their game against the Charlotte Hornets, Korver scored his first points with the Jazz since coming back and he did it quick. Fittingly, it came off a three-pointer.
Kyle Korver is known as one of the best three-point shooters in the league’s history. Above all, he has made 43 percent of his shots from long-range, which is the sixth-best all-time.
— NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2018
In his return game, it did not take long before the 37-year-old made his splash. Seven seconds after he entered from the bench, Kyle Korver drained the three to give the Jazz a 19-13 advantage. It came in the 4:44 mark of the first quarter.
The Jazz got Korver from the Cavs in exchange for Alec Burks and a couple of second-round picks.
The Cavs are a rebuilding team and they are expected to let this season pass by and invest in the future instead. Despite the displeasure from their own locker room, it was a move they needed to make.
Kyle Korver is seen as a lights-out shooter from the bench for the Jazz.
He brings his pure shooting talent back to Utah and teams up with rising-star Donovan Mitchell. The team needs a turnaround, and Korver is the one seen capable of playing a part in it.