Philly is set so as to add Mike Muscala as a part of the three-team commerce that dropped Carmelo Anthony in Atlanta (he can be waived by the Hawks and turn into a free agent), however that commerce will not be finalized within the close to future till the Sixers make one other transfer. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey reviews the Sixers have mentioned sending Jerryd Bayless to the Cavs in alternate for Kyle Korver.
Nonetheless, Korver for Bayless straight up is not taking place in any universe. The Cavs would count on the Sixers to throw in draft choose(s) as a sweetener. And that may very well be what the 2 sides are attempting to iron out in the mean time.
A commerce sending Cleveland’s Kyle Korver to Philadelphia in alternate for Jerryd Bayless is “attainable” but additionally “removed from sure,” based on one league supply briefed on the talks.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 20, 2018
The veteran sharpshooter, who spent his first 4 seasons in Philadelphia, would give the Sixers one of the vital constant Three-point threats within the league (43.1 % for his profession) and house the ground for rising stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. The Sixers would additionally dump the remaining $eight.5 million on Bayless’ contract. Korver is ready to make $7.5 million the subsequent two seasons, however solely $Three.four million is assured forward of the 2019-20 season.
Cleveland should resolve what Korver is value and gauge the commerce market. At 37 years outdated, he stays a helpful specialist and strong presence within the locker room. Is he value greater than Bayless and maybe a second-round choose? Can Cleveland wait and drive up the worth? That is on basic supervisor Koby Altman to determine.