Former Hawks All-Star Returns To Team As Assistant GM

Former Atlanta Hawks All-Star Kyle Korver has rejoined the team, this time as its assistant general manager, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Korver is getting promoted from his role as the Hawks' director of player affairs/development. He will now serve under general manager Landry Fields, who played five seasons in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks.

Korver, one of the premier three-point shooters in NBA history, had the best season of his career with the Hawks in the 2014-15 season. 

That year, the former second-round pick averaged a career-best 12.1 points and was one of four Hawks that made the All-Star team. He also shot a blistering 49.2 percent from three on six attempts per game that season.

The sharpshooter spent four-and-a-half seasons in Atlanta, where he tallied averages of 10.9 points and shot 45.2 percent from long distance.

There have been a lot of trade rumors surrounding the team as the trade deadline gets nearer. Atlanta has underperformed this season, especially after it acquired All-Star guard Dejounte Murray from the San Antonio Spurs during the summer.

The Hawks are currently the 9th seed in the Eastern Conference with a 19-22 record. 

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