The Chicago Bulls are shopping Kyle Korver in lieu of picking up his $5 million option - not ruling out anything at this point when it comes to potential sign-and-trade opportunities and things of that nature. Of course, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility that he remains with the team, but trade talks have picked up extensively in the last day.
There are two teams who appear to be in on the Korver sweepstakes in the Atlanta Hawks and our own Minnesota Timberwolves. Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted on Twitter that Korver to Minnesota seems pretty likely:
Source says #Hawks had interest in #Bulls F Kyle Korver but he's likely headed to Minnesota in trade— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) July 11, 2012
Chicago has until Sunday to make a decision on picking up Korver's option, and it looks like they're going to be motivated to get something done before that point. The Bulls are particularly desperate to get deals done so they come in under the NBA's luxury tax line. Korver has averaged 9.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists over nine seasons in the NBA, but his best days are long behind him. Still, it appears the Timberwolves feel he has enough left in the tank to contribute going forward.
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