By Greg Cassoli
According to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops, the Boston Celtics have expressed an interest in trading for Cleveland Cavaliers’ sharpshooter Kyle Korver.
Korver is drawing at least some interest, apparently from the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. All are Eastern Conference contenders, and Korver would be a major boost off the bench for a team looking to reach the Finals.
But all of those teams are hesitant to surrender a first-round pick for Korver. So the Cavs are likely to hold on to him. Again, those teams could change their minds in February.
The logic for such a deal is somewhat unclear. Landing Korver would cost Boston either a future pick or a young talented player, and would require that the team pay him through the 2019-20 season.
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While Korver’s shooting and professionalism certainly wouldn’t hurt the Celtics’ chances, it’s unclear that he would play enough miutes to substantially improve their odds at winning a...