Sources: Nets Target Korver in Free Agency
In 2003, the Nets drafted Kyle Korver with the 51st pick in the second round and promptly sold him to the Sixers — and general manager Billy King — for $125,000. Every year for the past decade it seems, the Nets have tried to get him back. Maybe the 10th time is the charm — especially with King on the Nets’ side.
Multiple sources insist the Nets will take a long free agency look at Korver, who definitely fills the “shooter” requirement on the team’s offseason wish list. Korver shot almost 46 percent on 3-pointers for Atlanta last season, the second best mark in the NBA.
The Nets likely would use all or part of their $3.2 million mini-mid-level exception, which presumably had been earmarked for Bojan Bogdanovic. Korver is represented by Jeff Schwartz, whose clients include Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Jason Kidd and Mirza Teletovic.