Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver was a two-time Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year at Creighton, but it was not expected that he would have a long career as a professional, and thus, he slid down late in the Second Round.

Initially drafted by the Nets but traded to Sixers afterward, Korver established his worth as a long-range sharpshooter, leading the NBA in that stat four times, becoming the first player to do so.  Also, a two-time leader in True Shooting Percentage, Korver retired ranked in the top twenty-five in Free Throw Percentage, 3-Point Field Goal Percentage, Effective Field Goal Percentage, and True Shooting Percentage, and he also had productive seasons with Utah, Chicago, and Atlanta, the latter of which saw him make his lone All-Star Game (2015).

Korver was not a player who would be a major star in the NBA, nor was he a complete player, but in the proper role, his contributions to a team were invaluable.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Lakewood, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz
  • College: Creighton
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 51st Overall in 2003
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA All-Star (2015)
    Highest Free Throw Percentage (2007)
    Highest 3-Point Shooting Percentage (2010, 2014, 2015 & 2017)
    Highest True Shooting Percentage (2014 & 2015)
    Most 3-Point Field Goals (2004-05)
    NBA Championships (None)
    Second Team All-American (2003)
    MVC Player of the Year (2002 & 2003)
    First Team All-MVC (2002 & 2003)
    Second Team All-MVC (2001)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (1) (2006-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (9) (2006-07, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-2015, 2016-17, 2017-18 & 2019-20) 
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (2) (2004-05 & 2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (6) (2011-12), 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17 & 2017-18)
    Top Ten Finishes:  3-Point Field Goals (5) (2004-05, 2005-06, 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2014-15)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Attempts (3) (2004-05, 2005-06 & 2014-15)

  • Notable All-time Rankings:

    5.   3-Point Field Goals: 2,450
    10. 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: .429
    11. 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 5,715
    19.  Effective Field Goal Percentage: .574
    20.  Free Throw Percentage: .877
    27.  True Shooting Percentage: .602
    41.  Games Played: 1,232

Should Kyle Korver be in the Hall of Fame?

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