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Cavs' acquisition of Korver from Hawks on hold

Dunleavy hasn't yet reported to Hawks

The trade that would send guard Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers is on hold, reportedly because Mike Dunleavy has yet to report to the Atlanta Hawks.

According to ESPN.com, Dunleavy is angling for a contract buyout that would grant him immediate free agency. The sides were "working through" the issue Sunday, per the report.

Korver came into Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix with Cleveland GM David Griffin about two hours before the Cavaliers' game against the Suns on Sunday.

Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said the Cavaliers' portion of the trade -- which would send Dunleavy, Mo Williams, a protected first-round pick and cash considerations to the Hawks -- is complete.

"It's in the league's hands right now," Lue said.

Cleveland hopes Korver can practice with the team in Phoenix on Monday and make his debut Tuesday at Utah against the Jazz.

The 6-foot-7, 212-pound Korver started 21 times and appeared in 32 games with Atlanta this season, producing averages of 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.9 minutes. He is shooting .889 from the foul line and .409 from 3-point range.

Korver, 35, is making $5.2 million this season in the final year of his contract.

The 6-9, 220-pound Dunleavy, acquired by Cleveland in a trade with the Chicago Bulls last summer, played in 23 games (two starts) for the Cavaliers this season. Dunleavy, 36, averaged 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 15.9 minutes.

Williams, 34, hasn't played this season due to a knee injury, and he is all but officially retired.


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