NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Philadelphia 76ers traded forward Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz in exchange for unhappy guard Gordan Giricek and a future first-round draft pick on Saturday.
Korver holds the 76ers’ record for three-point shots made in a season with 226 in 2004-05. He was averaging 10.0 points per game this season, just under his career average.
“We made a trade we feel improves our team,” Utah general manager Kevin O’Connor told reporters.
Giricek had not played since having a run-in with Jazz coach Jerry Sloan during a timeout in a game on December 19. He was averaging 4.3 points per game in 22 contests this season.
The move gives Philadelphia salary cap flexibility for this coming off-season as Giricek’s deal is set to expire.
The earliest the 76ers can use the draft pick is in 2009.
Writing by Mike Shalin; Editing by John O'Brien