It appears the Philadelphia 76ers are still not done moving some pieces around after making the big trade for Jimmy Butler, as Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reports the Sixers still have interest in acquiring Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter Kyle Korver.
Butler could be a blessing for Fultz in the short term, but he could spell the end of his tenure in the long run. It’s a win for the Sixers that they didn’t need to give up Fultz, rookie wing Zhaire Smith, or any future first-round picks in the trade. Now these pieces can be used to go acquire something else to help the team. The Sixers need shooting in a bad way after losing Saric and Covington. They talked a trade with the Cavaliers for Kyle Korver during the offseason and retain interest now, according to league sources.
Korver, 37, played for the Sixers for the first four years of his career before being traded to the Utah Jazz midway through the 2007-08 season. Now that Philly needs somebody to fill the gaping hole left by shooters Robert Covington and Dario Saric, Korver could see himself on the plane back to his first team in the NBA.
Korver is a career 43 percent shooter from beyond the arc and could definitely improve the Sixers’ 22nd-ranked 3-point percentage. It’s still unclear what assets the Sixers are willing to give up for the veteran, though.