Korver serves on the player’s union Executive Committee. There have been recent accounts, first reported by Yahoo, that significant progress has been made in labor negotiations toward a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Hawks guard praised the work of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA Executive Director Michelle Roberts throughout the process.
“I can say with Adam and Michele, they have both been total professionals throughout this,” Korver told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. “They both want to get something done, try to get something done fairly. Both sides are trying to see the other side and come up with a fair deal. I think when you have two sides working well like this together, it’s going to happen. Is it going to happen this week? Is it going to happen this month? I don’t know. There is definitely hope it gets done quickly. You never say never until all the autographs are signed but I would be shocked, I would be shocked, if there is a work stoppage. I just don’t think it’s going to happen.”