Jazz news: Kyle Korver to be game-time decision for Game 1 vs. Rockets
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Jazz guard Kyle Korver to be game-time decision for Game 1 vs. Rockets

Kyle Korver

Utah Jazz shooting guard Kyle Korver missed the last six games of the regular season with a knee injury, but there is a chance that he may be available for Game 1 of Utah’s opening playoff series against the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN reporter Tim MacMahon:

Korver began the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he was traded to Utah at the end of November in exchange for Alec Burks and a pair of second-round picks.

Since coming to Salt Lake City, Korver has been a vital piece of Utah’s bench unit, averaging close to 10 points per game while shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc. The Jazz could use Korver’s shooting ability against a Rockets team that has poured it in from deep all season.

Houston and Utah split the regular season series, with the Jazz winning the first two games and the Rockets winning the last two.

Despite being inactive for the end of the regular season, Korver has remained in the news because of piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune about white privilege and conversations about race relations n the NBA.

Utah had their own upheaval in this regard after Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was involved in an incident with a fan, who had made racially-charged comments directed at Westbrook as he was headed to the tunnel after the game.

This was the second such incident in Utah alone that had involved Westbrook, and Korver said that the Jazz held a closed-door meeting where the players were allowed to speak freely and voice their concerns.