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Albert Nahmad: Cavaliers will trade Kyle Korver to the Jazz in exchange for Alec Burks and second-round picks in 2020 and 2021 (via Wizards), per @Adrian Wojnarowski. Jazz will create a $4.0M trade exception in the deal.
The Kyle Korver contract has a $7.56M cap hit this season and $7.5M for 2019-20. The salary for next season has $3.44M guaranteed with the full amount becoming protected if not waived by July 7. Alec Burks is in the last year of his contract with a salary of $11..53M. The guard also has $1M of unlikely bonuses in his contract.
The Jazz (9-12) have been determined to thrust themselves out of an early-season malaise and pursued Korver to deepen their ability to spread the floor with their shooting. Korver, 37, has been one of the most pursued available players on the trade market.
The Jazz may rethink their strategy a bit with the current hot streak, The Tribune has learned. Utah has been committed to trading Hood and gauging the market for Favors and Alec Burks. Veteran Joe Johnson has emerged as a buyout candidate if no trade partner is found in the next few days.
Besides Hood, teams are also showing trade interest in Jazz shooting guard Alec Burks, league sources tell The Tribune. The problem is, teams are hesitant to take on his contract, which pays him through the end of next season.
NBA players are usually adept in tuning out rumors. They know it comes with the territory. There’s a business side to playing in the league and they know it. Social media? Outside chatter? It usually doesn’t bother them. For the Jazz, it has been a little more difficult. With the NBA’s trade deadline three weeks away, Utah’s roster could change — perhaps dramatically — in the near future. Derrick Favors knows he may be traded soon. Alec Burks, Joe Johnson, and even Rodney Hood, have all been identified as possible trade pieces in recent reports. The uncertainty, the injuries, the losing have taken a toll. The Jazz locker room has not been an especially happy place in recent weeks, and some of that unhappiness has seeped onto the floor. Simply, it’s tough to have multiple players on a team mentioned in trade talk and not have a residual effect.
Adam Buys: Trade possibility on ESPN: Jrue/Cole from Pelicans, Burke/Burks/2nd rd pick from Jazz. Jrue could play w/ Exum. - Tony Jones: Alec Burks isn't on the block, from what I can tell.
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Scottie Pippen on Lakers season: The sacrifice wasn't there

When it comes to the NBA post-season, Scottie Pippen knows a thing or- six about winning. The NBA hall of famer and six-time NBA champion weighed in on the Lakers disappointing season. “I just felt like, this season, the sacrifice wasn’t there,” explained Pippen, who was a Lakers fan growing up. “The players are obviously very talented. They brought in some players who are very knowledgeable about the game and can still play at a very high level, but I just felt like there wasn’t a lot of sacrifice from the individuals. That really caused that team to have a lot of chaos throughout the season.”
The Chicago Bulls alum said the Lakers lacked “chemistry” this season and compared them to the Golden State Warriors who have “figured it out. ” “Steph, Klay, Draymond- those guys are leaders on their team. Those guys make that team go.” Pippen knows quite a bit about having an ideal teammate, when asked if he’d ever play with Michael Jordan again he didn’t hesitate with the answer. “Yes! I would play with only Michael Jordan,” Pippen explained.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to the wife of detained American Brittney Griner on Saturday as the WNBA star’s imprisonment in Russia continues. According to a senior State Department official, the top US diplomat told Cherelle Griner that her wife’s release is a top priority for the department and has his full attention. Blinken said the State Department is working on the case day and night, and that Cherelle Griner should not to hesitate to reach out if there’s anything she is not getting.
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