Kyle Korver
American basketball player
Kyle Korver
Kyle Elliot Korver(born March 17, 1981) is an American basketball player, who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He plays as a shooting guard/small forward.
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LeBron James rips Charles Barkley: You're the NBA bad boy, not me
ABC News - 27 days
DALLAS -- After years of being fodder for Charles Barkley to comment on in his role as an analyst on TNT's "Inside the NBA,"? LeBron James has heard enough. "He's a hater," James told ESPN of Barkley following the? Cleveland Cavaliers'? 104-97 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. "What makes what he says credible? Because he's on TV?" James had been stewing the past couple of days after Barkley took James to task for the four-time MVP calling out the Cavs for needing to fortify the roster with another playmaker to have a realistic shot at a repeat title. "Inappropriate. Whiny. All of the above," Barkley said of James last week. "The Cleveland Cavaliers, they have given him everything he wanted. They have the highest payroll in NBA history. He wanted J.R. Smith last summer, they paid him. He wanted [ Iman] Shumpert?last summer. They brought in Kyle Korver. He's the best player in the world....
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Dunleavy settles in at Atlanta, NBA Raptors batter Knicks
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98. Dunleavy, who was playing in just his second NBA game with the Hawks, initially baulked at a trade to Atlanta that sent Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took a meeting with coach Mike Budenholzer to convince him it was a good career move.
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Cavs send Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams and future 1st-rounder to Hawks for Kyle Korver
ABC News - about 2 months
The Cleveland Cavaliers filled a need at guard by acquiring Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams and a protected future first-round draft pick, the teams announced Saturday. "We are extremely pleased to be able to add a player and person the caliber of Kyle Korver to our Cavs family," Cavs general manager David Griffin said in a statement. "Among the most prolific and dynamic 3-point shooters in NBA history, a selfless and team-first competitor, Kyle brings all of the elements of Cavs DNA that we covet on and off the floor." The move comes one day after the Cavaliers shipped their first-round pick in June's draft to the Portland Trail Blazers for a protected 2018 first-round pick, which Cleveland originally sent to Portland along with Anderson Varejao in exchange for a future second-round pick at the February trade deadline last year. The Cavs have...
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Defending champions Cleveland acquire sharp-shooter Korver
Yahoo News - about 2 months
(The Sports Xchange) - The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the trade to acquire guard Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, giving the defending NBA champions another premier shooter. "We are extremely pleased to be able to add a player and person the caliber of Kyle Korver to our Cavs family," Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said in a statement. "Among the most prolific and dynamic three-point shooters in NBA history, a selfless, and team-first competitor, Kyle brings all of the elements of Cavs DNA that we covet on and off the floor." The 6-foot-7, 212-pound Korver played in 32 games (21 starts) for the Hawks this season with averages of 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.9 minutes.
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Hawks soaring into new season
Yahoo News - 4 months
The Atlanta Hawks are off to their best start in six NBA seasons after a 106-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings lifted them to 3-0 in the fledgling campaign. It has now been a decade since the Kings won a game in Atlanta, although the Hawks gave them hope when they allowed the visitors to score 37 points in the third quarter. "Coach really challenged us after that," Kyle Korver said of Mike Budenholzer's call for the Hawks to step up their defense.
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Korver breaks out of slump to lead Hawks to victory - 10 months
(The Sports Xchange) - Kyle Korver busted out of a shooting slump and buried the banged-up Boston Celtics with a barrage of first-half 3-pointers in an 89-72 Atlanta Hawks win in Game 2 Tuesday at Philips Arena.
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Curry sets record with three-pointer in 128th straight game
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry set an NBA record with his first three-pointer of the night against the Magic in Orlando -- and he was just getting warmed up. Curry's three-pointer with 5:42 remaining in the first quarter marked his 128th straight regular-season game with at least one basket from beyond the arc, breaking the record he shared with Kyle Korver. "I have a hard time seeing how his streak's ever going to end," Magic coach Scott Skiles said before the game.
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Curry and Thompson combine as Warriors edge out Hawks
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(The Sports Xchange) - Backcourt mates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson scored a combined 63 points, and the Golden State Warriors blew a 23-point lead but came back to beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-92 Monday. Curry was 14-for-22 from the field and shot 5-for-11 on 3-pointers while finishing with 36 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Curry has made a 3-pointer in 126 consecutive regular-season games, one shy of matching the all-time record held by Atlanta's Kyle Korver.
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What ails the Bulls? Former teammate Kyle Korver chimes in
Chicago Times - about 1 year
One member of the Hawks traveling party watched his team demolish the Bulls on Wednesday night and wondered, "Is Jimmy Butler that good?" Meaning, can Butler's absence explain why the Bulls were bad enough to get booed off their home floor after an 18-turnover, defense-optional 113-90 drubbing? That...
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Korver Leads Hawks' 4th-Quarter Rally to Down Magic 103-100
NYTimes - about 1 year
Kyle Korver scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic 103-100 on Sunday night.
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Korver Helps Hawks Win 6th Straight, 121-115 Over Pelicans
NYTimes - over 1 year
When Atlanta started to look vulnerable, Kyle Korver galvanized the Hawks with his deeds and words.
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Coach Bud Fails To Realize Everyone Left The Huddle, Keeps Coaching
Huffington Post - over 1 year
With a clipboard in hand and a play in mind, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called a timeout with 8.7 seconds left in Tuesday’s game, trying to stave off a Miami Heat comeback. Coach Bud was so captivated by what was surely a groundbreaking inbounds play that he didn’t even notice that he was in a huddle of one, all by his lonesome, as all of his Hawks players had wandered away from him and his dry-erase marker. When asked about the incident after the game, Bud didn't even indicate that it was that out of the ordinary.  Just showed Bud, who laughed. "No one ever listens to me anyway." — Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) November 4, 2015 Props to Kyle Korver and Tiago Splitter for sticking around the longest. But more props to Coach Bud who went right on circling and strategizing even when he was going stag in the later stages of the timeout.    Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its contents are the property ...
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Balanced Hawks cruise past Knicks
Yahoo News - over 1 year
(The Sports Xchange) - The Atlanta Hawks were one of the most unselfish teams in the NBA last season, ranking second in the league in assists and in a 112-101 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday, the Hawks once again shared the ball and the scoring. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-1) with 23 points, Al Horford had 21, Kyle Korver contributed 15 and Dennis Schroder came off the bench to record 13 points. Paul Millsap chipped in with 11 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals, while Tiago Splitter added 10 points.
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National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Atlanta, GA ( - It was fitting that the sloppiest game of the postseason was decided after a missed shot in the final seconds. Al Horford's putback layup with 1.9 seconds left gave the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks an 82-81 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night and a 3-2 series lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. The game was tied inside 30 seconds when Paul Pierce, who beat the buzzer with a stepback jumper to win Game 3 for the Wizards, tried to penetrate and had the ball poked out by Kyle Korver. That led to a 2-on-1 break for the Hawks, and Horford and DeMarre Carroll made three passes between them before Carroll's layup gave them an 80-78 lead. Pierce got a chance to redeem himself at the other end and delivered. Out of a timeout, Bradley Beal drove baseline and passed to an open Pierce in the corner for a 3-pointer that put the Wizards back in front with 8.3 seconds le ...
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National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Brooklyn, NY ( - The Brooklyn faithful stunningly looked on as the Atlanta Hawks turned a semi-competitive game into a rout in a matter of minutes. The top-seeded Hawks cruised into the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday, using a strong start to the second half to defeat the Nets 111-87 in Game 6 of their first-round series on Friday night. Paul Millsap had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Kyle Korver knocked down six 3- pointers and scored 20 points to go with eight boards and Jeff Teague dished out 13 assists for Atlanta, which will play the Washington Wizards in the next round. The fifth-seeded Wizards swept the Toronto Raptors in the first round. Game 1 is Sunday in Atlanta. The Hawks are 0-15 all-time in the semifinal round. A six-point halftime advantage rose to 26 following a 23-3 Atlanta run to begin the third quarter. Korver knocked down three of his triples du ...
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National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Atlanta, GA ( - The Atlanta Hawks continued this year's playoff trend simply by doing what they do best. Paul Millsap scored 19 points and led a strong performance from the perimeter that carried the Eastern Conference regular-season champions to a 96-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of their opening-round series on Wednesday. The Hawks vaulted to the top of the East behind a 38 percent success rate from 3-point range, second only to Western Conference-leading Golden State for the best in the NBA. They made good on 12-of-31 attempts from beyond the arc on Wednesday, while staving off a determined late rally from the Nets to become the sixth team during this postseason to claim a 2-0 lead in the quarterfinals. Millsap went 4-for-4 from long distance and 7-of-11 overall from the floor, Kyle Korver buried a trio of treys en route to 17 points and Jeff Teague hit a pair of triples while compiling 16 p ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kyle Korver
  • 2015
    Age 33
    On November 6, 2015, Korver scored 22 points, hitting all eight of his shots, including four from three-point range, as the Hawks won their sixth straight with a 121–115 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
    More Details Hide Details On December 26, in a win over the New York Knicks, Korver hit one three-pointer and passed Rashard Lewis for ninth place on the all-time list for three-pointers made. However, his late December shooting slump marked one of the worst shooting stretches of his career. In four games between December 23–29, Korver shot 5-of-33 from the field and a woeful 2-of-27 from three-point range. Korver continued to struggle with his shot in January, missing all six of his shots on January 31 against the Miami Heat, marking just the third time in his career that he went 0-of-6 or worse as a starter. Over 47 games to begin the season, his 42% field goal shooting was the worst it's been since the 2004–05 season, and his 37% three-point shooting was a career-low success rate. Korver has three brothers, Kirk, Kaleb, and Klayton, all of whom have played Division I basketball. Klayton was a guard/forward for the Drake Bulldogs while Kaleb was a guard for the Creighton Bluejays. Kirk currently plays forward at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His mother Laine played high-school basketball and once scored 74 points in a game. Korver's father, Kevin, is a pastor in Pella, Iowa. Korver's uncle, Kris Korver, is the head basketball coach at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. His cousin Kari Korver plays for the UCLA Bruins women's basketball team.
    During the 2015 playoffs, Korver suffered a right ankle sprain playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers on May 22 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
    More Details Hide Details The following day, he was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs.
    On April 29, 2015, Korver was named the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy for winning the 2014–15 NBA Sportsmanship Award.
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    On February 10, 2015, Korver received his first NBA All-Star selection as a reserve for the Eastern Conference in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, replacing the injured Dwyane Wade.
    More Details Hide Details At 33 years and 11 months old, he became the fourth-oldest first-time All-Star. On March 11, in a loss to the Denver Nuggets, Korver passed Kobe Bryant for 12th on the all-time three-pointers made list. Four days later, in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Korver left the game with a broken nose after taking an offensive foul from Ed Davis with 8:59 left in the first half. The injury ended a streak of 51 consecutive games with a three-pointer by Korver, who missed both of his shots from behind the arc. After missing three games with the injury, he returned to action on March 22 against the San Antonio Spurs with protective gear on his face to cover the nose.
    Korver became an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2015, and holds the NBA record for the highest three-point field goal percentage in a season (with 53.6%).
    More Details Hide Details He held the NBA record for most consecutive games with a made three-pointer (127). Korver was born in Paramount, California and is the oldest of four children to Kevin and Laine Korver. He grew up in the Los Angeles area, and was a Los Angeles Lakers fan as a child. Watching Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and the Showtime Lakers instilled a love of basketball in Korver that made him want to pursue it himself.
  • 2014
    Age 32
    On December 15, 2014, Korver passed Jason Richardson for 15th all-time in three-pointers made.
    More Details Hide Details Five days later, in the Hawks' 104–97 win over the Houston Rockets, Korver scored a game-high 22 points and made all four of his free-throw attempts. This gave him 49 consecutive made free-throws on the season to set a new Hawks franchise record. The streak ended at 50 in the Hawks' next game against the Dallas Mavericks.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    Korver finished the 2013–14 season with a 47.2 percent three-point shooting percentage which led the NBA.
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    On December 6, 2013, Korver passed the NBA record for most consecutive games with a made three-pointer (90) originally set by Dana Barros (89).
    More Details Hide Details The streak eventually ended at 127 games on March 5, 2014.
    On July 12, 2013, Korver re-signed with the Hawks to a four-year, $24 million contract.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    In 2012–13, he averaged 10.9 points in 30.5 minutes per game, while recording percentages of .461 FG%, .457 3FG%, and .859 FT%.
    More Details Hide Details He finished second in the NBA in three-point percentage and fourth in three-point field goals made with 189. He made at least one three-pointer in his final 73 games of the season, the longest active streak in the NBA at the time, a career-best and the fourth longest streak in league history (Dana Barros 89, Michael Adams 79, Dennis Scott 78). In addition, his 189 made three's was the fourth-best single season total in franchise history.
    On July 16, 2012, Korver was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for cash considerations.
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    On March 10, 2012, Korver arguably had his best game as a Bull, recording 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in a 111–97 win over his former team, the Utah Jazz.
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  • 2011
    Age 29
    Korver married Juliet Richardson on August 10, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter, Kyra Elyse, was born on December 5, 2012. Korver is a Christian. Korver has spoken about his faith in Jesus saying, "He is the one who came and paid for my sins that I may get to heaven someday and be with Him. He is my example. He’s my everything." Korver has his own charitable foundation, called the "Kyle Korver Foundation", which contributes to many philanthropic causes. He held a coat drive while with the 76ers, where he collected and donated coats to kids in need. In 2013, he started an annual sock drive in October called the "Socktober Drive" in which he collects socks to donate to homeless people in Atlanta. Korver has also participated in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders outreach program in Africa, China, Brazil, and India.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In 2010–11, Korver, for the third time in his career, appeared in 82 games (all coming off the bench), and averaged 8.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.1 minutes (.434 FG%, .415 3FG%, .885 FT%).
    More Details Hide Details The Bulls finished first in the Eastern Conference in 2011, and advanced to the Conference Finals where they were defeated by the Miami Heat 4–1.
    On July 13, 2010, Korver signed with the Chicago Bulls.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    Korver played in just 52 games for the Jazz in 2009–10, but his spot-on shooting surged after he finally returned fully healthy after the All-Star break, having struggled with wrist and knee issues following surgeries to both in 2009.
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    Korver spent two and a half seasons in Utah, mostly coming off the bench as the team's sixth man. Korver finished the 2009–10 season hitting 53.6 percent of his three-point shots to secure the NBA's single-season accuracy record.
    More Details Hide Details He drilled 59-of-110 three-pointers, edging the record percentage of .524 that Steve Kerr set in 1994–95.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    On December 29, 2007, Korver was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Gordan Giriček and a future first-round draft pick.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    He averaged a career-high 14.4 points per game during the 2006–07 season, and led the NBA in free-throw percentage with 91.4 percent.
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    Korver scored a career-high 31 points against the Milwaukee Bucks on February 24, 2006, and duplicated that performance on February 21, 2007 against the New York Knicks.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    On August 2, 2005, Korver re-signed with the 76ers to a six-year, $25 million contract.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    Korver finished the 2004–05 season tied for the NBA league leader in three-pointers made with 226, which also marked a 76ers franchise record.
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  • 2003
    Age 21
    On August 8, 2003, he signed a two-year deal with the 76ers.
    More Details Hide Details Korver finished his rookie season averaging 4.1 points in 11.9 minutes per game.
    Korver was selected with the 51st overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets.
    More Details Hide Details His draft rights were traded later that night to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • 1993
    Age 11
    He moved with his family to Iowa in 1993 and graduated from Pella High School.
    More Details Hide Details As a freshman at Creighton, Korver was named to the MVC All-Bench, All-Freshman and All-Newcomer teams after he averaged 8.8 points per game while hitting 43.4 percent from three-point range and 89.5 percent at the free-throw line. As a sophomore, Korver earned All-MVC second team honors while leading the conference tournament champion Bluejays with 14.6 points per game. He was also named to the MVC All-Tournament team. As a junior, Korver led the Bluejays to both the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and conference tournament championships. He was then named MVC Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American. As a senior, Korver again earned MVC Player of the Year and first team All-MVC honors. He was also a consensus second-team All-American and a finalist for the Wooden, Naismith, and Oscar Robertson awards. Korver finished his career at Creighton fourth all-time in scoring (1,801) and first in three-pointers made (371), three-point percentage (45.3), and free-throw percentage (89.1). His 371 career made three-pointers is an MVC record and tied for sixth most in NCAA history. Korver also holds Creighton single-season records for three-pointers made (129), three-point percentage (.480), and free-throw percentage (.908).
  • 1981
    Born on March 17, 1981.
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