How Do We Feel About a Kyle Korver/Philadelphia 76ers Reunion?

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Kyle Korver was waived by the Suns on Monday.

That means the 38-year-old veteran shooter is an unrestricted free agent, now capable of choosing where he plays in 2019. How about your town, your team, your 76ers, who have two open roster spots and could use some scoring off the bench?

Korver was linked to the Sixers by Adrian Wojnarowski, who said this last week:

Korver on a veteran minimum would make a lot of sense here. He’s a Southern California native, so the Lakers might be appealing, but if he wants a ring before retiring I think he’s probably got a better chance of doing that with the Sixers coming through the lesser of the two conferences.

He did, of course, begin his career in Philadelphia, selected by the Nets in the second round of the 2003 draft and then sent to the Sixers for cash considerations. Korver played four and a half seasons here before being traded to Utah for Gordan Giriček, who appeared in 12 games before he was waived.

Last season, he played 70 combined games for Cleveland and Utah, shooting 39.7% from three on five attempts per game. That was down from his career average of 42.9%, though his numbers were very good with the Cavs and slipped after he was traded. Maybe getting a full offseason to reset and recalibrate will see him pull back to that 40-42% range.

Beyond those early years in Philly, there’s also a connection to numerous guys currently affiliated with the Sixers. Korver played alongside Elton Brand and Mike Scott during his time with the Hawks, which spanned about five years:

Kyle Korver – yay or nay?

Here’s the bench as currently constructed:

  • Raul Neto
  • Shake Milton
  • Zhaire Smith
  • Matisse Thybulle
  • Mike Scott
  • James Ennis
  • Jonah Bolden
  • Kyle O’Quinn
  • Marial Shayok (two-way)
  • Norvel Pelle (two-way)

The Sixers could use some shooting off the pine and you can certainly do worse than bringing Kyle Korver back on a veteran minimum deal, assuming he wants to come back. Keep that 15th roster spot open for flexibility, and the offseason is pretty much complete.

 

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12 Comments

  • Delco July 9, 2019 at 10:50 am

    He also works out in the Philadelphia area with his personal trainer Jim Ferris. Ferris was the Sixers strength coach when Korver was in Philadelphia previously.

  • see what i did there July 9, 2019 at 10:55 am

    He was also seen in Ambler looking to buy the house that Jimmy Butler built this summer when he was resigning with the sixers!

  • Hardcore 2 1/2 for 4 July 9, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Get it done.

  • Paul Simon July 9, 2019 at 11:24 am

    No i would not give no false hope, but a Korver and Sixers reunion is only a motion away

  • Bursting Pustule July 9, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Thanks for covering more useless meaningless shit from a team that won’t win shit…….
    and ignoring the Philadelphia Soul and all they have done for the city.

    I have $50 on you today, so make sure you cover.

    O/U: 4

    • It's lit .5 July 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      They already cover football…it’s called the Philadelphia Union. Get it, because “the rest of the world calls it ‘football.'” Oh and O/U has to have a “.5” it can’t just be a straight up number. Haven’t you learned anything reading the betting advice?

  • Ben Simmons, Future Laker July 9, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Sure, why not? Over-rated, overvalued white guy who is dumb as rocks. He’s needed on this team for a certain segment of the fan base to rally around.

    He’ll fit in with the two over-rated, over-valued “super-stars” who are also both dumb as rocks.

  • Hulk hogan July 9, 2019 at 11:39 am

    He’s woke like Chris long

  • So Taguchi - Phillies Legend July 9, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Didn’t he have his pick of teams last year and chose Utah? Sure, sign him, unless he randomly decides to take his talents to…Memphis?

  • William Rhodes July 9, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Unathletic white dudes are EXACTLY what we do not need.

  • Purple haired soccer carpet muncher July 9, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Hey, I resent that. My husband was one and he was pretty good.

  • Gui July 9, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    We feel its not happening

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