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On the Trade Block
January 10, 2017
In recent news, Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver was traded to the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Korver has spent the last four seasons with the Hawks. He is known for being a tremendous three-point shooter and is considered to be one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. He previously held the record for most consecutive games with a made three-point field goal (127) and currently holds the record for the best three-point percentage in a single season (53.6 percent). The Cavaliers finished last season defeating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals after being down three games to one and currently are looking to make their way back to the finals as they hold the number one seed in the eastern conference. If you were Korver, you would be thrilled right? My answer would be yeah, but in this case Korver could have been a little happier. Here’s what Korver had to say about the trade:
Korver acknowledged that playing for the Cavaliers was a good opportunity, but also did not hold back on saying that it was hard for him to leave Atlanta because of the both professional and personal ties. Some would say Korver should be excited to go to Cleveland, while others can understand why he could be a little disappointed. Although, the Hawks currently hold the fourth seed with a 22-16 record we all know the favorite to come out of the eastern conference as of now are the Cavaliers. So, the trade is a good move for Kyle Korver professionally, if he wants a better chance at getting a ring. Some people question this trade, because it seems as if the Hawks have made the Cavaliers that much better while taking away from their own team. I say why look at it as what is good or bad for either team, but rather what is best for Korver. That brings me to my point. Sometimes we are put in situations we are not always the most thrilled about. Maybe your job transfers you to a new location away from your family, maybe you get assigned a new role at work, maybe you go through a break-up with someone who you thought was forever, or maybe you do not get the teacher you wanted for a class in school. Whatever the situation may be, everything happens for a reason. Sure you may not be happy about it at first, but eventually come to terms with it. We often get so caught up in how comfortable we are in a situation that we may not realize it is not what is best for us, it is just all we know. In life sometimes we have to go through our own trades to experience different things and reap the benefits of that experience. Maybe that transfer to a new location leads to a promotion or that break-up leads you to finding the real right one who is ready to settle down and start a life with you. Being on the trade block is not always a bad thing, it could be a trade up that ultimately is what was best for you all along. So the next time you find yourself in a situation you are not quite happy about take the time to really reflect and see how the outcome could be good in the long run. Embrace the trade and see what life has in store for you. As for Korver we will see how his season ends, maybe with a ring perhaps, but if not he is still a free agent in the offseason so he always has that.