Only a couple of days ago it seemed that the Brooklyn Nets had Kyle Korver “in the bag”, but the team has now pulled out and will not be pursuing the sharpshooting free agent. One of the reasons for this seems to be the fact that the Milwaukee Bucks are offering Korver a three-year deal worth $20 million, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Why do Nets now believe they no shot at sharpshooter Kyle Korver? Word is Bucks, for one, offering Korver three-year deal worth $20 million
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2013
Needless to say, around $6.7 million per year seems like a lot of money for a rather one-dimensional player. Korver is one of the better 3-point shooters in the NBA but he doesn’t bring much more to the table.
The Bucks seem to be in despair. JJ Redick has already signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, and Milwaukee could very well lose their starting backcourt of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. With that in mind, the team is probably looking to splash some money around and offer Korver a pretty big contract.
Korver will likely receive a lot of calls from other teams as well, as he is a great role player and his shooting touch would be welcomed just about anywhere in the league.