A report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, crediting Jeff Schwartz of Excelsm, says that Kyle Korver has signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. A follow up tweet by Woj suggests that it was a tough decision between the Sixers and Bucks and Korver’s relationship with his past coach, two-time Coach of the Year, Mike Budenholzer played a factor in his decision.
Korver had a tough decision between Sixers and Bucks but relationship and history with Mike Budenholzer certainly played a major factor in Korver’s choice. https://t.co/94WinjWJ38— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2019
Korver’s lone All-Star appearance came when he played alongside current Sixer Al Horford and Paul Milsap under coach Bud when the 2015 Hawks won 60 regular season games.
Many Sixers fans were holding out hope that Korver, a former Sixer, would make his return to Philadelphia to help round out one of the final roster spots and try to replace the departed marksmen JJ Redick. Instead it sounds like Korver is hoping to torment his former team, perhaps in the Eastern Conference Finals, as many believe the Sixers and Bucks are the top two teams in the East as of today.
A couple of days ago Legion Hoops on twitter posted some notable names teams may now turn to as alternatives for their final roster spot or two:
Free agents still available:— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 19, 2019
Sean Kilpatrick Jr.
among many others.
Philadelphia has already lost out on Korver and Justin Holiday (above) this weekend so the pickings are getting slim.