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Korver to Return

Bo Churney —  July 3, 2013

According to Marc Stein, Kyle Korver has agreed to return to the Hawks with a four-year, $24 million contract.

Friend of the program, Robby Kalland, was the first to confirm it with the team.

Important parts about this: it likely means that the Hawks will not tank next season. It also means that the Hawks have six million less in cap space; while they still have enough to bring in a big name like Dwight, Iggy, or Pek, it certainly is a decent chunk of change that is now spent.

Korver signing for $6 million a year may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t. Korver is one of the best shooters in the league and spacing is one of the most important parts of winning in today’s NBA. Kyle is also very good in the locker room and will probably work well with new coach Mike Budenholzer.

“I didn’t know if we could come back and win this game, but I did know that we had a competitive nature about us, and we need to go out there and show it.” -Larry Drew

 

“Once we got the energy, once we got into a rhythm, I didn’t want to disrupt it.” LD on the massive minutes played by Al, Josh, Devin, Kyle, and Jeff

 

“It seemed that everything he was throwing up was in.” -LD on Korver

 

“This was a very, very gutsy win for us, really showed what we’re made of. It showed that we have the ability to persevere through those types of situations… It wasn’t about me, this win was about what those guys decided to do coming out in that third quarter.” -LD

 

“I’m proud of the way we handled the adversity… I have to say 10 minutes with under four minutes to go, you kind of start wondering what’s going to happen, but then, you know, Kyle happened.” *laughs* -Al Horford

 

“[Kyle] shot the mess out of it. Without him shooting the ball like that we didn’t have a chance of getting back in the ballgame. He shot the ball extremely well. And I think by him making those shots early on, it kind of drove the momentum to our side. Everybody else looked a little bit more enthused. We were having fun, and were ready to player basketball. This was a great effort. We were down by 27 at one point. It was the no-quit attitude of this ball club, and we kept fighting.” -Josh Smith

 

“We copy-catted them from last game.” -Jeff Teague

 

“When the ones that don’t feel good still go in, it’s nice. It was just a good shooting night. It was one of those things when you make some shots, you get better screens and you get better passes and things like that.” -Kyle Korver

 

Also, really Kyle? Just a good shooting night?