Kyle Korver RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Zach Klein: Per NBA league source, #Hawks Kyle Korver to have right elbow surgery tomorrow. Nothing serious. Just being scoped and cleaned out.
Nathen Vieira: can JR Smith out shoot Steph Curry and lead the Cavs to a championship? #AskPOTUS / President Obama: JR Smith having a great season but the heart of the Cavs is LeBron. And no one can outshoot Curry – maybe Korver if wide open
A few executives have dumped the term “stretch 4” altogether and replaced it with “playmaking 4” — a term I’m officially stealing right now. Shooting is nice, but it’s not enough anymore as defenses get smarter, faster, and more flexible working within the loosened rules. Spot-up guys have to be able to catch the ball, pump-fake a defender rushing out at them, drive into the lane, and make some sort of play. If they can’t manage that, a possession dies with them. “In a playoff series, you can figure out shooting,” Karl says. “You just cover Kyle Korver. All that cute stuff they ran for him all year long — they only get that once in a while now. The shooters who have playmaking ability — those are the guys that are really kicking ass.”
KL Chouinard: Don’t know if the complete diagnosis is known but DeMarre Carroll just said of Kyle Korver, “he’s got to have surgery, out 4 to 6 months”.
Kevin Arnovitz: Contrary to any reports, the Hawks say there was no break in Korver’s ankle and that he has yet to see a specialist. Timetable unknown.
Chris Vivlamore: Coach Mike Budenholzer: “Very, very unfortunate for Kyle. … We expect to compete in Game 3.”
Anthony Tolliver: Yeah for real…get well soon! RT @Willie Green @KyleKorver wishing you a speedy recovery buddy!
Korver was injured in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Friday night when he and Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova got tangled up chasing a loose ball. Korver immediately came off the floor and went to the Hawks locker room. The team later released an update on Korver with an initial diagnosis of a sprain and a doubtful return.
Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs and will undergo further tests on his right ankle injury that will determine if surgery is necessary.
Korver left Game 2 with a sprained right ankle in the third quarter and did not return. Al Horford, who already has a bad finger, limped off the court during Game 2 but returned. “We’ll know more tomorrow about Kyle. Again, same with DeMarre,” Budenholzer said. “We’ll be hopeful that it’s something relatively minor, and he’ll be able to bounce back and play. Until tomorrow we won’t know more. Al Horford, he had two or three different times where he got hit in the same spot. The feedback from him after the game, I think that he’s going to be OK. It’s just one of those things. Couple hits, couple bangs, we’re hopeful that he’ll be fine going into Game 3.”
Korver was matched up with Beal for 9:32, and he was 1-for-4 for just three points, according to the NBA’s SportVU player tracking data. And consider that Beal is doing this after rolling his troublesome right ankle so badly in Game 1, when he led all scorers with 28 points, that he left the court in the fourth quarter in tears. And without John Wall, who fractured his left hand and wrist and has missed the last two games and is unlikely to play again this series. “Don’t let my face fool you now. It was tough,” said Beal of chasing around Korver after Game 2. “I was trying to do whatever I could. It wasn’t easy. A lot of treatment the last couple days but I was out there, no excuses.”
Taken to the limit again, the Hawks finally pulled away for a 106-90 victory over the Wizards on Tuesday night that was much closer than the score indicated and evened the series at one game apiece. DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half, and Al Horford made some huge plays when the Hawks needed them most. “We knew this was a game we had to win,” Carroll said. “It was kind of a funky game.”
KC Johnson: Former Bull and Hawks’ Kyle Korver wins Joe Dumars Sportsmanship award voted on by players. Bulls’ Pau Gasol was Central Division nominee.
On the other side of the spectum, we have Atlanta. The Hawks’ four All-Stars (Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver) combined for $35,753,521 in salaries in 2014-15, which is way less than Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire alone made in New York. Each win cost Atlanta less than $1 million. No other team in the NBA can say that, even though Golden State came close
The next week, Korver agreed to re-sign with the Hawks despite overtures from teams with far greater track records of success and lineage than Atlanta. Korver might not have been blown away by Budenholzer’s Intro to Philosophy, but he got a sense that Budenholzer, who was named NBA Coach of the Year after leading Atlanta to first place in the Eastern Conference, and Ferry were creating something meaningful. “There’s this really fine line that some coaches don’t try to walk,” Korver says. “I feel like every coach is either really good at X’s and O’s or a really good personality manager, and there aren’t many coaches who know how to walk the middle. Bud? I’ve never seen a coach at any level who does it better than him.”