The Milwaukee Bucks agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran forward Kyle Korver on Saturday as first reported by ESPN.
Korver was reportedly deciding between Milwaukee and the Philadelphia 76ers but his strong ties to his former coach Mike Budenholzer swayed him towards Milwaukee.
The 38-year-old split time between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Utah Jazz last season after Cleveland traded him to Utah in late November.
In 54 games for the Jazz, Korver averaged 9.1 points per game in a limited role off Utah’s bench. His role got smaller during the playoffs and Utah was eliminated by Houston in the first round.
Milwaukee clearly wanted Korver for his three-point shooting and his leadership on and off the court. Korver is a career 42.9% three-point shooter and ranks fourth all-time in three-pointers made with 2,351.
Korver has never won an NBA championship and now entering his 17th season in the NBA, time is running out for the veteran sharpshooter. He’s come close during his two trips to the NBA Finals during his tenure in Cleveland but was stopped short by the Golden State Warriors.
Milwaukee will likely enter the season as the favorite in the Eastern Conference led by reigning MVP winner Giannis Antetokounmpo and a talented supporting cast including Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, George Hill as well as Brook and Robin Lopez.