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Kyle Korver will miss at least the next three games after undergoing a surgical procedure to repair a broken nose. Korver suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the Lakers. The procedure was performed Monday at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles by Dr. Jason Hamilton. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Korver will not play in the remaining games of the road trip – at the Kings on Monday, Warriors on Wednesday and Thunder on Friday. He will be re-evaluated following the next three games but could miss additional time if warranted. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Shortly after sharpshooter Kyle Korver joined the Hawks 2½ years ago, he told Teague how he liked to receive passes when racing around pin-down screens. “He’d never been taught stuff like that,” Korver recalls. “It wasn’t his fault. It was how he’d been programmed.” Rather, it was how he’d been re-programmed. When Shawn watched the Hawks, he cringed, wondering where the kid from The SportZone had gone. “He hated how we played,” Teague says of his father. “He wasn’t even a Hawks fan. He was a Spurs fan.” Sports Illustrated

March 7, 2015 Updates

Korver, he of the businesslike attitude, also went Casual Friday. The sharpshooter has been mired in a slump for the better part of a month. Nobody is panicking, but easy dismissals like "regression to the mean" have been subsumed recently by legitimate concern. On Friday, he was 0-for-3 with two turnovers heading into the fourth quarter. "I've been off to a slow start every game since January," he said after a loooong sigh. "You do all these interviews about 50-50-90 [field goal, 3-point and free throw percentages] and you talk about shooting for a month. I don't know what it is." ESPN.com

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Following the 2010-11 season, owners were able to negotiate a CBA that was more in their favor, cutting the players' share of basketball-related income from 57 percent to roughly 50, costing them millions in annual salaries. That contract runs through 2021, but with the economic boost — $2.6 billion per year — coming from the TV contract, players will fight harder for a larger portion of the pie. "We want to negotiate a little better than we did last time," said Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver. "We're going to be well-equipped to stand toe-to-toe with the NBA and negotiate a fair deal. That's what we want — just a fair deal." USA Today Sports

February 14, 2015 Updates

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is in the midst of a historic shooting season. He has made 51.2 of his field goal attempts, 52.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, and 91.1 percent of his free throws. It was little surprise, then, to hear that former Celtics star Larry Bird was one of Korver’s idols as a child. But Korver said he admired Bird for much more than his shooting stroke. “Everyone talks about his shooting, but I just loved how he played,” Korver said. “Like, his IQ was so high. No one thinks of him as this big athlete, but he was getting steals and he made plays at the right time. And he’d get rebounds. “I loved how he played, not just how he shot. He’s just one of the best, like a savvy, get-it-done kind of player.” Boston Globe

February 13, 2015 Updates

Korver’s performance so far became more astonishing the more I looked at the numbers. If we include him in those 1,184 player seasons (he hasn’t met the minimum benchmarks but is on pace to,2 barring injury), his percentages this season would rank in the 97th percentile in both field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage. His 3-point percentage would be the best of any player in the sample. If we compare those percentile ranks with the other 50-40-90 seasons, along with True Shooting Percentage, Korver has a legitimate claim to the greatest shooting season of all time. FiveThirtyEight

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Chris Vivlamore: Kyle Korver: "It was never my dream to be an All-Star. I just love the game and I love playing." #ATLHawks Twitter @CVivlamoreAJC

February 10, 2015 Updates

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