Free agent swingman Kyle Korver has agreed to a one-year, $2.6mn deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Korver, 38, will be entering his 17th year in the NBA and joining his sixth team. He also was traded to both Memphis and Phoenix this offseason, with the Suns waiving him earlier this month.
Milwaukee also agreed to a two-way deal with guard Frank Mason, according to The Athletic. A 42.9 percent career shooter from 3-point range, Korver was widely targeted in free agency.
He played for Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer for three years in Atlanta, which might have factored into his decision. Korver reportedly picked the Bucks over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Korver split last season between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz, averaging 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19.1 minutes per game.
In 1,174 career games, he has averaged 9.9 points in 25.7 minutes per game. Mason, 25, played the past two seasons with the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 5.1 points in 38 games last season after putting up 7.9 per contest in 52 games (two starts) as a rookie.
Buford to move out of Spurs’ GM role
General manager R.C. Buford has had a huge hand in the San Antonio Spurs’ success over the last decade and a half, but he’s stepping aside to take a new role in the organization, according to The Athletic’s Jabari Young.
Assistant GM Brian Wright will replace Buford, who will move into an unspecified role, the report states. Wright would continue to report to Buford in the new hierarchy.
Buford and Spurs coach and president Gregg Popovich have worked together since 1994, when Buford was hired as the team’s head scout. The two have won five championships during that time, including four since Buford was named general manager.
Buford twice was named the NBA’s Executive of the Year (2014 and 2016).
Wright joined the Spurs in 2016, having worked his way up from an intern with the Orlando Magic in the mid-2000s to assistant general manager with the Detroit Pistons.
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