Korver to have knee surgery; will miss start of regular season

Korver to have knee surgery; will miss start of regular season

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz forward Kyle Korver will undergo surgery on his left knee and will miss the start of the 2009-10 NBA season.

Korver will have his knee operated on in New York City, Tuesday, Oct. 27 by Dr. David Altcheck.

Korver (6-7, 212, Creighton) has only appeared in one preseason contest for the Jazz this season, scoring two points and picking up three rebounds against Real Madrid on October 8.

Appearing in 78 games (two starts) for the Jazz in 2008-09, Korver averaged 9.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24 minutes per game. The six-year NBA veteran made a team-high 103 three-point field goals in 2008-09, shooting .386 from behind the arc.

The forward was also selected to participate in the 2009 USA Basketball Men's National Team mini-camp this past summer.

Originally acquired by the Jazz from Philadelphia on December 29, 2007, Korver has appeared in 128 regular season games with the Jazz over the past two seasons, averaging 9.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 23.0 minutes per game.

Korver holds career averages of 10.2 points and 3.1 rebounds, while hitting .404 (837-2073) in 465 games (103 starts) with Philadelphia and Utah.

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