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Korver will be at the All-Star game next month in February. He has agreed to take part in the 3-point shooting contest. However, there is a chance he could be in New York for more of the festivities. Several Eastern Conference coaches have said over the past two weeks that Korver will be among the Hawks they include on their All-Star reserve ballot. The notion is a surprise to Korver. “I stopped trying to prove everybody wrong a long time ago. It wasn’t good motivation for me. It takes you on an emotional roller coaster if you play that game. But I love basketball. I love team basketball. I love playing hard. I love all the aspects of the game, not just shooting but passing and defense. I feel like that’s what we do here. We do all of it and we do it as a team. I don’t feel like I’m a superstar by any means, but I feel like I’m a great piece. I feel like I’m in a really good situation.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Once again, Korver captured the attention of the fans and media with another dunk – the first time in his career he has done so in back-to-back games. He was looking to downplay the dunk after the game, saying he would “go glass” with a simple layup next time. Korver joked he hoped not to see the dunk on SportsCenter again, claiming it would be the two worst dunk highlights in history. The comment caused Millsap to burst into laughter two lockers down. Elton Brand, again, claimed he had no $100 bet with Korver on whether the guard would dunk before the center hit a 3-pointer. No payout. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Adding gravity to that chase: Korver is arguably on pace for the greatest shooting season in league history. "His preparation is off the charts. His professionalism, he's a perfectionist," said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, who also coached Kerr when he was an assistant in San Antonio. "In some ways, being around a shooter like Steve Kerr for several years and (watching) how hard he worked at his craft and how much attention there was to detail and all the little things that go into making shots -- I think those guys have some similarities. And then in some ways they're very different in how they get shots and make shots and everything. But I can guarantee their coaches were happy they were on their team." FoxSports.com

Korver is the most consistent weapon in basketball beyond 24 feet. He's engineered his own long-range layup line. "I feel like for the most part I've shot the ball fairly consistently, and I think the thing with percentages, if you really watch guys' percentages, a lot guys have a lot of good games but there are those outlier bad games that really kill percentages. And I think it's trying to minimize those," Korver said. "You can have a few, but just try to be consistent with who you are and your approach." FoxSports.com

"A big part of, for me, shooting is understanding my shot, understand my check points, if I'm off where that comes from and keeping your body healthy. As you get older, you learn it's not just about, 'Did I get up 1,000 shots yesterday?'" Korver said. "It's more, 'Did I get my lift in? Did I get my legs stronger? Did I get the massage, do I feel good?' Those things tend to take on as big of a role as getting your shots up every day." FoxSports.com

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What was the reaction in the locker room when they saw the video? KB: They still repeat some of the hashtags. We all call Kyle 'Machine Gun' Korver now anytime he hits a three... Anytime one of the players makes a play, one of the guys on the bench will throw out one of the hashtags. It's always a good time. Do you like the mean tweets by Jimmy Kimmel or the hashtag feature by Fallon? KB: They are both very hilarious and creative... I think the hashtag skit is probably the best, it requires a lot more skill, because it's all on the fly, it's very versatile, it can go in so many directions with it... The mean tweets, I can go to Twitter and search my name and find a thousand of those. The hashtag skit is probably my favorite of the two. HoopsHype

December 21, 2014 Updates

Kyle Korver owns another Hawks record for his shooting. The guard set the franchise record for consecutive free throws at 49. Korver set the mark with four free throws in the final seconds of a 104-97 win at the Rockets Saturday night. He broke the mark of 47 set by Tom McMillen in 1978-79. The streak of 49 straight is also a personal best for Korver. The third free throw was also the 1,000th of his career. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 17, 2014 Updates

The Pistons wanted point guard Jeff Teague and sharpshooter Kyle Korver in return for Monroe, and the Hawks balked — perhaps with knowing Monroe could walk to them the summer of 2015, right into their cap space without having to part with valuable assets. Detroit News

December 8, 2014 Updates

Celtics guard Evan Turner reached out to Kyle Korver – via an intermediary – after he blasted the Hawks guard defensive ability in a loss last week. Hawks center Elton Brand, who was a teammate of Turner in Philadelphia for several seasons, said he got a text message from Turner the day after he said Korver “couldn’t guard to save his life.” Turner made the comment after the Hawks erased a 23-point deficit in a 109-105 win over the Celtics Tuesday. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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