Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver hopeful he’ll be ready for training camp

Kyle Korver remains hopeful that he will be fully recovered from ankle and elbow surgeries by the start of Hawks training camp in two months. The starting shooting guard has yet to return to basketball court activities as he continues rehabilitation.

Korver had surgery in June to repair a season-ending right ankle injury suffered in the Eastern Conference finals when the Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova rolled into his legs. Later in the month, Korver had surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow that bothered him, particularly late in the season.

“I’m doing OK,” Korver told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “… Both ankle and elbow are progressing fine. I’m definitely hopeful that they will be ready to go by camp.”

The Hawks will have a media day Sept. 28 and then begin training camp with three days on the campus of the University of Georgia. If Korver is cleared for basketball activities by the start of camp he will likely be brought along slowly.

Korver averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 32.2 minutes in 75 games last season. He led the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage at .492 (221 of 449).

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