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Bulls sign guard Kyle Korver

Korver (6-7, 212), a seven-year veteran of the NBA, spent the last two-plus seasons with the Utah Jazz. He broke into the league with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003, where he played for four-plus seasons after being drafted in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft (51st overall).

Korver addresses Bulls’ need for perimeter help

July 13, 2010 -- The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent forward Kyle Korver. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

“We are pleased to welcome Kyle to the Bulls. He will be a great addition to our team and he will provide another dimension to our offense,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman.

Korver (6-7, 212), a seven-year veteran of the NBA, spent the last two-plus seasons with the Utah Jazz. He broke into the league with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003, where he played for four-plus seasons after being drafted in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft (51st overall).

Last season with the Jazz, the Pella, Iowa native appeared in 52 games and averaged 7.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg and 1.7 apg in 18.3 mpg. He shot a career-best .493 from the field, a career-high .536 (first in the NBA) from behind the arc and .796 from the line. Korver’s long-range accuracy last season set an NBA record for highest three-point shooting percentage in a season, eclipsing former Bull Steve Kerr’s mark of .524 (89-170 3FG) set in 1994-95.

For his career, the 29-year old Korver has played in 517 regular season games (103 starts) and posted averages of 9.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 25.0 mpg, .431 field goal shooting, .410 three-point shooting and .879 from the line. His teams have advanced to the postseason four times, where he has played in 32 NBA playoff games (seven starts) and averaged 8.0 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 23.4 mpg and shot .423 from the field, .369 from downtown and .884 from the line.


Kyle Korver

“I thought it was the best fit for me,” Korver said of his decision to come to Chicago. “They needed some shooting and I’m very comfortable with [Carlos Boozer]. I really love the direction in which this team is going. I feel like I will fit in really well and I’m excited to be a Bull. There really wasn’t a negative aspect in coming here.”


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