OAKLAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers will have a new weapon when they visit Oracle Arena on Monday evening to face the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of their Christmas Day showdown.
That new weapon is Kyle Korver, who was acquired from the Atlanta Hawks. The sharp shooter, who is expected to debut for the Cavs in tonight’s game with the Utah Jazz, has already been greenlighted to shoot his shot by Lebron James.
“The first thing I told him when he walked into the locker room the other day was, ‘If you want to fit in, shoot the ball every time you get it,’” James said, per Cleveland.com.
When Stephen Curry was asked how closely he watches what other teams do — and specifically the Cavs’ acquisition of Korver — the reigning Western Conference Player of the Week said he likes to keep up on all the biggest storylines.
“I mean, obviously I know what’s going on in the league,” Curry said. “I’m watching games every night, keeping tabs on what’s going on. Just not always as a fan of the game and a fan of just watching basketball, but like I said, keeping a nice landscape of what’s going on.”
The newest Cav owns the eighth-best 3-point percentage in league history.
“That’s a move for them that they thought was necessary and we’ll see how it will play out,” Curry said. “But it has nothing to do with our mission and our goal and anything else like that.”
Klay Thompson set to rest against Heat
Klay Thompson, who was nowhere to be seen at the team’s practice facility on Tuesday morning, will miss tonight’s game against the Miami Heat.
Based head coach Steve Kerr’s preference to start a reserve player whose inclusion in the starting lineup won’t heavily impact his rotation off the bench, Patrick McCaw is likely to start in Thompson’s place.Cleveland CavaliersGolden State Warriorskyle korverLeBron JamesNBAStephen Curry