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Report: Bulls trade Kyle Korver to Hawks

By Royce Young | NBA writer

The makeover of the Atlanta Hawks has taken an interesting turn.

As new general manager Danny Ferry unloaded Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams, it appeared that the roster was being blown up for a rebuilding project. Instead, it appears the Hawks just wanted to move some pieces.

The Bulls are sending Kyle Korver, pending a physical, to the Hawks, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. What it's in exchange for is yet to be determined. It could be a future draft pick or it could be a sign-and-trade for Kirk Hinrich. The Hawks are absorbing Korver into the trade exception created in the Joe Johnson deal.

The Bulls have already reportedly agreed to a deal with Hinrich and moved Korver to make room for him.

The Hawks clearly aren't content with a total rebuilding project and are looking to restructure the roster while remaining competitive. After signing Lou Williams, the Hawks have added a marksman in Korver who will space the floor and strengthen their bench.

The Bulls had until Sunday to either guarantee Korver's $5 million option for 2012-13 or waive him and pay Korver $500,000. Unloading him was probably necessary, but he's played a big role for Chicago adding a shooter on the perimeter for Derrick Rose.

Korver 8.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 22.6 minutes per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the floor.

 
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