The “Let It Fly” club is getting one of Coach Budenholzer’s founding members, Kyle Korver, who will be joining the Milwaukee Bucks on a one-year deal according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Shout out to our old friend Jeff Schwartz and social media savvy fans.
Korver had a tough decision between Sixers and Bucks but relationship and history with Mike Budenholzer certainly played a major factor in Korver’s choice. https://t.co/94WinjWJ38— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2019
It appears that Coach Bud was a major influence in Korver’s decision process, which isn’t all that surprising given the fact they made hay over the years together in Atlanta. Even at his advanced age (he turns 39 this year), he still played in 70 games last season between Cleveland and Utah and shot 39.7% from deep on 9.4 attempts per-36. His 72% 3-point attempt rate would’ve been tops among all Bucks players last year too (discounting Isaiah Canaan I guess).
The question of how much he’ll be able to give this team in the playoffs given his age is certainly a valid one, particularly defensively. For what it’s worth, he played in four games (7.5 minutes average), so he at least got some run. We’ll see how that plays out in Milwaukee, but he certainly fits the bill of a Buck, and it’s only sweeter that it happens to come at the expense of the Philadelphia Sixers.