Hawks SG Korver added to All-Star team
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver was added to the Eastern Conference All-Star team on Tuesday. NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement after Miami guard Dwyane Wade was forced to pull out of the game because of a hamstring injury.
Korver will become the fourth Hawk on the All-Star team, joining teammates Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague in competing in the 2015 All-Star game on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
"We would like to thank Commissioner Silver for selecting Kyle as an All-Star. He is an integral part of our team and we are extremely proud that Kyle will be able to join his teammates Al, Paul and Jeff in being recognized this weekend," said head coach Mike Budenholzer in a release. "This is a positive reflection on all of the work the entire team, coaching staff and organization has put in this season."
By landing Korver on the All-Star team, the Hawks became just the eighth team in NBA history to have four players named to a squad. It's the first time in franchise history Atlanta has placed so many.
In 52 contests, Korver is averaging 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this season. He's ranked fourth on the team with 671 points behind Millsap, Teague and Horford.
It's his shooting from long distance where he's made a huge mark, however. Korver ranks first in the NBA in 3-point field-goal percentage (52.8 percent) and first in 3-pointers made (160). He's shooting 51.6 percent from the floor.
Korver also leads the league from the charity stripe, where he's made 92 percent of his shots.