The Bucks upgraded their perimeter game Saturday, signing free agent sharpshooter Kyle Korver to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million, according to ESPN.
The 6-7 Korver is 38 now and his days as a regular starter are behind him, but he can still knock down the 3. A career 42.9% shooter from long range, he had a down year by his standards last season, shooting 38.4%, but that’s still above the league average.
According to the ESPN report, Korver had a “tough decision” choosing between the 76ers and the Bucks, but his relationship with Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer played a factor. Budenholzer coached Korver in Atlanta from 2013 through 2016 when he made an All-Star team and had some of the best years of his career.
In honor of the Bucks getting Kyle Korver, let’s throw it back to the time Korver dropped 11 points in 1 minute against the Bucks. pic.twitter.com/RKoT40s673
— Dante 🐻 (@GrindfatherSZN) July 20, 2019
Korver split time between the Cavaliers and Jazz last season, averaging 8.6 points per game.