Cavaliers get: SG/SF Kyle Korver
Hawks get: SG/SF Mike Dunleavy, PG Mo Williams, protected 2019 first-rounder
I must say, Korver is the exact type of acquisition that the Cavs needed if they are to defend their crown this season. In the wake of SG J.R Smith's fractured thumb, which could keep him out almost until the end of the regular season, Cleveland could really use some fortifications in wing depth and three-point shooting. This is especially so if the Cavs planned to continue with their "drive-and-kick" offense template with LeBron and open up the floor for their stars.
Korver, though 35 now, fits his niche on the Cavs' offense perfectly, averaging 9.5 points and knocking down 1.2 threes per game at a very efficient 40.9% clip from long range; that number only rises to 49% on "wide open" threes as classified by NBA.com -- looks that Korver could very well see plenty of with opposing defenses often distracted by the Cleveland superstars. Furthermore, Korver represents no financial burden, being on an expiring $5.2 million deal.
However, Dunleavy (traded to Atlanta here) was connecting on 1.3 threes per game at a 35.1% clip -- 5.8 percentage points lower. A considerable margin, no doubt, but was it really worth coughing up a future first-rounder on Cleveland's part? It should be made clear that although Cavs GM David Griffin was targeting the right guy in Korver, acquiring him was by no means a steal of a deal.