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Adrian Wojnarowski reports the deal between Utah and the Cavaliers. Alec Burks is heading to Cleveland.

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The Utah Jazz have traded for three-point shooter Kyle Korver, sending Alec Burks and second-round draft picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the deal.

Korver, a 37-year-old wing, averaged only 15.7 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers, the lowest mark since his rookie season in 2003-04. His distance shooting remains as sharp as ever; he’s connecting on 46.3% of his three-pointers this year, even higher than his impressive 43.2% career average.

Burks, a 28-year-old shooting guard, averaged 15.8 minutes per game for the Jazz this season. Injuries have hampered his once-promising career.

Utah currently sits at 9-12, 14th out of the 15 teams in the Western Conference. They’re only 1.5 games behind the 8th-place Dallas Mavericks for a playoffs spot, 5 games out of the lead in a jam-packed conference.