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Shooting guard Kyle Korver admittedly was happy after learning he had been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Utah Jazz.
Korver had longed to play for a contender as the Cavs went into the tank following LeBron James’ summer departure in free agency.
Korver has gotten his wish and is averaging 8.5 points and nearly 20 minutes a night in his first two games with Utah.
Korver spoke of the differences between the Jazz and Cavs on Tuesday.
“It’s a whole different style of play — a lot more passing, a lot more cutting, a lot more reads, a lot more movement, a lot more energy,” Korver said, via Eric Waldren of the Salt Lake Tribune. “It’s a lot of fun for me.”
Korver, 37, is viewed as the perimeter shooter the Jazz have lacked most of the season. He was traded by the Cavs for shooting guard Alec Burks and two second-round draft picks last week.
“I was excited to come back. … I’m just really impressed with what I’ve seen here,” Korver said.
Along with talking about the Cavs, Korver offered high praise for Jazz coach Quin Snyder and general manager Dennis Lindsey.
“Quin and Dennis, they have a real vision of what they want the Jazz to be, and how they want them to operate,” Korver said.