Lakers rumors: Los Angeles has interest in acquiring Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver, Lakers

Los Angeles is reportedly interested in adding the veteran sharpshooter in a trade.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have continued to trend in the right direction over the last couple of weeks winning six out of their last seven games including the last four straight.

However, an area that has been pointed out as needed improvement has been their 3-point shooting. With that in mind, former Milwaukee Bucks writer Gery Woelfel has reported that the Lakers are one of the team’s interested in Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver.

The Bucks aren’t the only team interested in Korver’s services. Sources said Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Los Angeles Lakers are also among the Korver suitors.

The Lakers are currently tied for 11th in the league shooting 36.0 percent from distance, which has been an area of the offense that they have continued to see improvement as the season has rolled along. Los Angeles currently has six players shooting 35.0 percent or better from beyond the arc that includes both Josh Hart and Rajon Rondo hitting greater than 40 percent from deep. 

Korver is currently averaging 5.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting from the field and 38.7 percent from beyond the arc in 15.3 minutes per contest in 11 games played. He is currently in the second year of his three-year, $21 million deal. The Lakers currently have a 15-man roster with no space to add another player, which would require them to move another player in the deal or move off a contract. 

This is certainly something to watch moving forward as the Lakers could increase their effort in making a trade for Korver down the line.

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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.


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