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Atlanta Hawks Trade: What We Know So Far.

 

It has begun. Nearly 48 hours after I mentioned it, the Hawks have made a move, but not the one we all thought they made.kyle-korver

 

Kyle Korver has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers (granted it has not been fully completed yet) for a potential return of Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams (who has yet to play due to leg surgery), and a potential protected pick in 2019 or 2020.

It is still unclear whether the Hawks intend to keep either one of these men, or trade them again, or waive them. Atlanta already waived Ryan Kelley to make some room, but a lot still doesn’t make sense.

Earlier in the week rumors surfaced that Atlanta was taking phone calls on Paul Millsap, despite a current 5 game win streak that has seen Millsap close the game in true fashion where in the month of January he’s been averaging 21 pts and 9 boards. Where i’m getting at is where exactly are the Hawks trying to put themselves at this point? Last we checked, Atlanta was building itself to challenge Cleveland not strengthen them. Korver adds shooting depth to the Cavs, and during the playoffs could see big minutes in the right situation when they need a bucket or two.

Right, Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy (34), with Chicago Bulls guard Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy (34), right, is congratulated by Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) after making a three-point basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half at the United Center in Chicago on Monday, March 31, 2014. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

Mike Dunleavy on the other hand, hasn’t scored in the last 5 games, and has missed some time due to an ankle injury. He definitely does not provide the same production (currently) that Korver has, but given a few minutes on the floor he might get a point, or a rebound, or assist. His best playing years came when he was a Warrior and a Pacer when he was averaging double digits, but that was nearly 8 years ago.

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Mo Williams on the other hand, gave the world the impression he was retiring, but never inked the paperwork, and is still on the Cavs roster. He has since hinted a return, but not before enduring surgery. So it will be unclear what the Hawks organization will want to do with him. In 18 min for the Cavs last season he averaged 8 pts and 2 ast.

If your looking for a career stat chart, here’s a look below with a snapshot provided by basketball-reference.com

Rk Player From To G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Mike Dunleavy 2003 2017 956 585 28.1 4.1 9.2 .441 1.3 3.5 .376 2.7 5.7 .482 .513 1.9 2.4 .803 0.7 3.6 4.3 2.3 0.7 0.3 1.4 2.0 11.4
2 Kyle Korver 2004 2017 996 417 26.6 3.4 7.8 .442 2.0 4.6 .429 1.5 3.2 .461 .568 1.1 1.3 .879 0.3 2.8 3.1 1.8 0.7 0.3 1.1 2.2 10.0
3 Mo Williams 2004 2016 818 525 29.2 5.0 11.4 .434 1.3 3.5 .378 3.6 7.9 .460 .493 1.9 2.2 .871 0.5 2.3 2.8 4.9 0.9 0.1 2.3 2.5 13.2
For more on the trade of the Hawks and Cavs keep your sneakers racked at CleatGeeks.com!

 

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