December 30, 2007 / 7:22 AM / 11 years ago

Sixers send Korver to Utah in Giricek swap

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.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Kyle Korver shoots a three point shot against the New York Knicks (R) during second quarter NBA basketball action in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21, 2007. The 76ers traded Korver to the Utah Jazz in exchange for unhappy guard Gordan Giricek and a future first-round draft pick on Saturday. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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

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