Sources: Cavs looking to move Hill, Korver

The Cleveland Cavaliers are actively looking to move point guard George Hill and sharpshooter Kyle Korver this offseason, league sources told Amico Hoops on Thursday.

The Cavs are facing a rebuild with LeBron James’ departure. The franchise wants to unload Hill’s massive contract and, ideally, acquire draft picks in exchange for Korver, sources said.

Hill, 32, is due $19 million in 2018-19. The Cavs acquired Hill at the February trade deadline from the Sacramento Kings and were hoping they finally addressed their point guard situation after Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics.

In the 24 regular-season games he appeared in with Cleveland, Hill averaged 9.4 points and 2.8 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 35.1 percent on 3-pointers. During the Cavs’ Eastern Conference postseason run, Hill posted 9.7 points per game and shot just 25.7 percent from beyond the arc. He missed three games due to a back ailment as well.

In the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Hill’s production and numbers dipped. In the four-game sweep, Hill averaged a mere 7.5 points. His matchup, Stephen Curry, averaged 24.3 points.

The Cavs drafted dynamic guard Collin Sexton with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 draft and have no aspirations to bring him off the bench. Cleveland is aware Hill won’t be fond of being reduced to a bench role and has been on the phones trying to find a new home for the veteran guard, sources said.

If the Cavs can’t trade Hill, a buyout could be possible.

As for Korver, the 3-point specialist has two years left on his contract. He’ll make $7.5 million annually and the Cavs intend to gauge his trade value in the hopes of obtaining multiple draft picks, sources said.

The 37-year-old averaged 9.2 points in 73 games this past season and shot 45.9 percent from the field and 43.6 percent from three.

6 Comments on "Sources: Cavs looking to move Hill, Korver"

  1. Let’s see if someone is as crazy as Griffin and give up a first rounder for Korver. Maybe they can get a 2021 2nd rounder for him. SMH
    They should stretch Hill because we’ll never find someone to take that salary unless we take a bad contract in return.

    • Technically the Cavs did NOT give up a 1st for Korver…at least not yet.

      The pick they gave up is Top 10 protected the next two years…and then conveys to two 2nds.

      Quit acting like that was a DUMB move. That deal was a no-brainer. The ONLY way it winds up becoming a 1st for ATL is if LeBron had stayed…and then it would have almost certainly been a pick in the bottom quarter of the 1st.

      With the Top 10 protections on it the next two seasons…put there in case LeBron left…it’s very likely the Cavs pick falls in the Top 10 both years…and turns into two 2nds.


  2. Mitch Schwartz | July 5, 2018 at 4:25 pm |

    This is actually poor reporting. Korver only has one guaranteed year left on his contract, with a small buyout for year two.

  3. Korvers buyout is in the 4 million range and he makes 7 million a year. I would not consider that a small buyout.

  4. GHillsucks | July 5, 2018 at 10:09 pm |

    George Hill was a huge bust! What a waste of money that he didn’t deserve!

  5. Griff was the most over rated G.M ever do you realize when we won in 2016 Moscov Frye and shump averaged a combined 4.9 points out of the players he got in trade JmR averaged the most points in serious 10 points a game and the only reason we got him his The Knicks forced us to take his contract that was Gilbert paying that check .And if we never got Shump or J.R we could have kept Waiters who is better than both combined .The only trade Griff got right was Love and that was set up for anyone to do .By the way Griff had one 1st rd pick and the guy is no where to be seen.Add that to 2 1s for Moscov and giving a pick to Blazers to take Andy to get Frye and you see that this whole narrative that Griff was amazing and should never have been let go is a shame.

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