Kyle Korver to Re-Sign With the Atlanta Hawks for $24 Million

by July 04, 2013
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Free agent sharpshooter Kyle Korver has elected to stay in the A — the Atlanta Hawks are expected to ink Korver to a four-year contract worth about $24 million. Per the AJC: “Kyle Korver reached an agreement to re-sign with the Hawks on a multiyear deal, according to a person familiar with the situation. Per NBA rules, the contract cannot be signed until July 10. The sharp-shooting Korver was a hot commodity during free agency and sought by several teams. The Hawks met with Korver this week in California, where he makes his offseason home, while in Los Angeles to speak to free-agent center Dwight Howard. Even with Korver’s contract, the Hawks still have enough room to sign Howard to a maximum deal. Korver, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward, played in 74 regular-season games for the Hawks last season after being acquired in an offseason trade with the Bulls. The 3-point specialist averaged 10.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.5 minutes per game last season. Korver ranked second in the NBA last season in 3-point field-goal percentage at .457. His 189 3-point makes were fourth in the league and his 414 attempts tied for 15th. He can continue his streak of 73 consecutive regular-season games with a 3-pointer, the longest active streak and fourth longest in league history, in a Hawks uniform. His run trails only Dana Barros (89), Michael Adams (79) and Dennis Scott (78).”