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NBA report: Cavaliers a step closer to acquiring Kyle Korver in trade with Hawks

NBA report: Cavaliers a step closer to acquiring Kyle Korver in trade with Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers appeared to move a step closer Friday to completing a trade to acquire sharpshooter Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks.

The Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers swapped first-round picks in 2017 and 2018 in a move to help Cleveland complete the deal for Korver, who sat out Atlanta’s game Thursday night in New Orleans and reportedly did not accompany the team to Dallas for a game Saturday.

Cleveland is seeking another perimeter shooter with guard J.R. Smith expected to be sidelined until the end of the regular season after undergoing surgery to repair a broken thumb. The 35-year-old Korver has shot 43% from...

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