Jazz sharpshooter Korver mulling retirement

Kyle Korver of the Jazz is considering retirement.

As he did last summer after season, Kyle Korver is once again considering retirement.

The 38-year-old sharpshooter and his Utah Jazz teammates were eliminated by the Houston Rockets with a Game 5 loss Wednesday night in Houston in a first-round playoff series.

Korver’s contract runs thought the 2019-20 season, but only $3.4 million of his $7.5 million salary is guaranteed. His contract will become fully guaranteed on July 7. The veteran says his family will be a priority as he mulls hanging ’em up, just as he did a year ago after reaching the NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“There’s a real cost as you get older,” Korver told Ryan McDonald of the Deseret News. “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.”

Korver has averaged 9.9 points per game in his career, shooting 44.3 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from deep and 87.8 percent from the free-throw line.

HIs 2,351 career 3-point field goals ranks fourth all time, behind only Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Stephen Curry.