SALT LAKE CITY — Regularly during the season and then again Thursday as the Utah Jazz conducted exit interviews, team leadership such as general manager Dennis Lindsey and Quin Snyder noted how much of an impact Kyle Korver made after the Jazz acquired him in late November.
On Thursday during his meeting with the media, Korver acknowledged that he will entertain this summer the possibility of retiring.
The 38-year-old Korver has a year remaining on his contract, but it is nonguaranteed for next season.
“There’s a real cost as you get older,” he said of playing professional basketball. “There’s what you need to put into the game, but there’s also a family cost. That’s probably where I’m at is weighing that cost.”2 comments on this story
Korver said that, “I think I still love playing basketball,” but it’s been a “long few years” for him with the unexpected 2018 passing of his brother Kirk, the fact he has young children, multiple trades and heartbreak coming up short of a championship in the NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
As such, he said he’ll sit down with his wife and family and make the decision at some point. He expressed some excitement about the prospect of being able to work on his game since he’ll have a longer offseason than he’s had the past few years, but in the same thought, he noted that he’s “tired right now.”
“If there’s juice left, I’d still love to do it,” he said. “We’ll find out.”