Utah Jazz: Returning to Utah remains a viable option for Kyle Korver

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  • jazzgirl21
    May 14, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    Getting rid of Korver would be a huge financial loss to the franchise. Like it or not there are a lot of people that watch the game and come to the arena, buy jerseys etc... to see Kyle Korver. So I think whatever extra money you have to pay Korver to stay in Utah will be made back to the franchise for keeping him. Utah fans like loyalty and good players and will go to games and participate for players that they really like. He is a great basketball player and by trading Ronnie Brewer he got more playing time. He has been injured part of both the years in Utah and he will work hard in the off-season to get better. The Utah Jazz are completely nuts if they don't try to keep Korver around. In the end Korver gets to decide and if he does leave there are going to be a lot of sad Utahns.

  • Rumors
    May 13, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    I don't think the Jazz can afford to keep him. He's playing behind AK, Miles and Mathews has had injury issues and is very one dementional. His upside is that if he is open he has a fantastic shot, he hustles every play, plays good team and zone defense, gets back in transition. His downside is that he isn't a strong one on one defender and can't creat his own shot or put the ball on the floor. I don't think the Jazz can afford 4 to 7 mil on their 2nd or 3rd string wing.

    I think the Jazz will look to Miles, Mathews and AK to be your 3 man rotation at the two and three spot and let Korver go.

    I'd like to see them keep Booz at the right price and for the right amount of years but don't see that happening either. I think the Jazz lose both of them and stay under the salary cap. They'll get a big with the draft and make due with Milsap at 4. Let's hope OKur is ready to go by next year.

  • JFFR
    May 13, 2010 10:00 a.m.


    "He almost single handedly beat the Lakers"???

    Did you watch the series? He disappeared 3 out of the 4 games and was no where to be seen in all 6 of the Nuggets games.

    He had one big game in the playoffs in his 3 years with the Jazz.

    I really like Korver and I hope the Jazz keep him because he understands the system so well. I think last year his wrist bugged him all season long and he had the knee injury this year... I'd like to see what he could do if he was healthy all year long.

    Although I think you are crazy for comparing a bench player to Horny (Look at Horny's numbers when he was 28...light years ahead of Korver) I think the Jazz may be better off starting him in front of Matthews next year.

  • Jazz Source
    May 12, 2010 9:04 p.m.

    OH please people--do you have amnesia or what?

    Korver showed up exactly 2 out of our 10 playoff games!!

    The rest of the time he was a total nonfactor. He can't dribble and create his own shot which means he never demands a double team.

    He ROUTINELY disappears for long stretches in the playoffs. Last season he shot below 40% in the playoffs.

    This postseason he was shooting 33% from 3 point range until he got hot the second to the last game.

    People ignore his blatant flaws because they drool over supposed 3 point shooters but at the end of the day did he make any significant difference in the outcome of our season in the playoffs?


    He can stay but for less than we are paying him now because he is a one dimensional player that frequently loses his one dimension when it matters most--the playoffs.

  • Dixie Dan
    May 12, 2010 6:08 p.m.

    A great shooter when he has time to set and fire. He would increase his value by learning to shoot off the dribble more. I hope the Jazz can keep him.

  • Sokol
    May 12, 2010 5:56 p.m.

    This guy single handedly almost beat the Lakers...We need him. I think he is one of the
    NBA's true high character guys...He could be the
    next Hornecek as he gets older...He is that good.

  • artfenski
    May 12, 2010 5:39 p.m.

    Keep him for the right price only. I would rather keep Mathews over Kyle if push came to shove. Kyle is a great guy, but his shooting seems to run cold in pressure situations. He only had 1 good/great game in both series in the playoffs. Maybe they could backload a contract paying him less in the 1st year and more after AK contract expires next year. I would not pay luxury tax for Kyle or Booz for that matter.

  • plyxply
    May 12, 2010 1:00 p.m.

    Korver will be back, people here, including his teammates and coaches all think highly of him and to start over on a new team in a new city would be tough.
    The Jazz do need to make sure he gets looks, otherwise what he lacks on defense doesn't even out and he becomes a liability. If he has an open look on the curl at the free throw line early and hits it he usually shoots lights out the rest of the game.

    May 12, 2010 10:21 a.m.

    The Jazz should keep him, his prescence gives a lot of space to the other players, he always has a defender on him and sometimes they double him. I really want him back next season.

  • ed
    May 12, 2010 9:36 a.m.

    He plays 2 positions pretty well. The team needs that flexibility. But I think some team will give him an offer he can't refuse.

  • SAJazzFan
    May 12, 2010 8:55 a.m.

    Keep Him.

  • jefff
    May 12, 2010 7:53 a.m.

    i hope he stays. Anyway, ha won't take a lot more of the MLE.

  • Bugoff
    May 12, 2010 2:30 a.m.

    Korver worked really hard to improve his D. He is a great shooter. Sloan needs to create a dozen paint busting plays for him. He rebounds and plays hard. He does not match up that well defensively sometimes but he is often a closer for the Jazz.

    The big issue is how much will it cost to resign Korver?

    In the bad economy some national pundits are suggesting 4 mill on the open market. That would be a good deal for the Jazz.

    The Jazz can get shooters from Dleague etc. Korver won some games for the Jazz.

    The Booz thing will have to shake out before the Jazz know what they will do on Korver. I hope the Jazz can keep him at a reasonable cost.