Report: Mike Dunleavy wants buyout, has yet to report to Hawks after trade

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made the win-now move of upgrading Mike Dunleavy for Kyle Korver in a trade, at the cost of a first-round pick.

Korver was emotional about leaving Atlanta, a city and team he loved. However, he’s in Cleveland now ready to bolster the Cavaliers title hopes.

Dunleavy has yet to show up in Atlanta, reports Marc Stein and Marc Spears of ESPN.

The Hawks do not have long-term plans to keep Dunleavy around, the trade took a couple of days to go through in part because the two sides were looking for a third team to take Dunleavy. Nobody was found, so the Hawks brought him in as a contract/body that could be part of coming trades for Paul Millsap/Thabo Sefolosha/Tim Hardaway Jr.

Understandably, Dunleavy would like to control his own destiny: Get a buyout, become a free agent, sign with a playoff bound team. The leverage he has is that the trade does not officially go through until he reports and takes a physical.

I’d be surprised if this takes long to get sorted out, but it could hold up Korver suiting up for the Cavaliers by a few days (he was expected to play Tuesday against Utah).