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Kyle Korver is 'very open' to coming back to Atlanta

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Korver could return as a Hawk next year.    (USATSI)
Kyle Korver could return as a Hawk next year. (USATSI)

Kyle Korver had himself a red-hot year in Atlanta. He shot 46 percent from 3, just behind his career high mark and the highest of his career with at least 70 games played. So, yeah, he can shoot a little bit. Atlanta seemed like a great fit for him on a reasonable contract with a team that has good passers. He's a free agent but told reporters after the Hawks' elimination that he's open to returning.

“They said they would like to work something out, so we'll talk in July,” Korver said. “I really enjoyed my year here in Atlanta. I enjoyed the team. I enjoyed the organization. I believe (general manager) Danny Ferry is going to do some great things here. I think he has a great opportunity to bring in guys who are going to play fun basketball.

“You know the vision he has. You know the kind of basketball that he likes to watch, and I think he's going to bring in those types of guys, and I like the same basketball that he likes. So, I'm very open to coming back here.”

via Smith wants to test free-agent market | www.ajc.com.

Korver is going to get monumental interest on the market. He's a veteran, can shoot and, stunningly, he played a little bit of defense this year. There are quite a few teams that will be in the running for him.

But if Korver's smart, he'll go where he knows he can contribute. There are likely to be coaching and roster changes in Atlanta, with Larry Drew possibly being let go and Josh Smith sent to the wind in free agency. But Korver will have Jeff Teague (likely) and Al Horford (definitely) to draw the attention inside, opening up his outside shot.

If he likes the city, a return makes a lot of sense for him and for the Hawks.

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